A dramatic speech given at the annual MLK March on West

MLK March on West

January 17, 2024

The 33nd Annual MLK March on West
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 in-person event will include educational presentations about the history of the civil rights movement, a musical program and an inspirational rendition of the “I Have a Dream” speech by ASU faculty member Charles St. Clair. Email MLKWest@asu.edu for more information.

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