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2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

The mission of the ASU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee is to celebrate the legacy and the tenets set forth by Dr. King and his life examples of servant-leadership. Servant leadership is a practical philosophy which supports people who choose to serve first, and then lead as a way of expanding service to individuals and institutions.

Servant-leadership encourages collaboration, trust, foresight, listening and the ethical use of power and empowerment. The ASU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee encourages the continuation of Dr. King’s legacy all year long.


MLK at the podium

Upcoming events

Martin Luther King, Jr. day

Monday January 15, 2024

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.”

– I Have a Dream, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1963, Washington, D.C.

“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

– Letter from the Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1963, Birmingham, AL

“Nonviolence can work. … Never before has such a far-reaching move been made.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1965, Chicago, IL

“Let’s all sit together, as human beings should.”

– Greensboro citizens
1960, Greensboro, NC