January 1, 2022
The 30th Annual MLK March on West – held online in 2021.
A tradition at Arizona State University’s West campus that dates back to 1991, reaching middle school students, members of the ASU community and the public to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to understand the history-changing 1963 March on Washington. This year, educational presentations about the history of the civil rights movement, the musical program and an inspirational rendition of the “I Have a Dream” speech by ASU faculty member Charles St. Clair were held online to reach an even wider audience.
In addition, we offer student breakout sessions with ASU faculty and staff, where they focus on the civil rights landscape of unique cities across the country as they were back in 1963.
Eight representative cities and their part in the civil rights movement are presented by ASU faculty members who produced the in-depth content:
Little Rock, Arkansas by Karla Murphy
Jackson, Mississippi by Dontá McGilvery
Detroit, Michigan by Cynthia Gaffney
Birmingham, Alabama by Matt Simonton
Atlanta, Georgia by Louis Mendoza
Greensboro, North Carolina by Monik Gomez
Memphis, Tennessee by Adero Allison
Montgomery, Alabama by Akua Duku Anokye