Tributes and recognition of Dr. King and the achievements of the civil rights movement have been celebrated at ASU since long before the creation of a state holiday in Arizona. A highlight of the celebration is the recognition and awards ceremony for the Arizona K-12 students who are winners of the statewide essay-poster contest. A children’s march on the West campus and other events are also held.
MLK March on West
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.
MLK Day of Service
Join ASU MLK Celebration Committee and Changemaker Central for a powerful day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Transportation (to/from service site) and lunch provided. See asu.volunteermatch.org for more information.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Offices and classrooms on all ASU campuses are closed to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast celebration
For community members, students, winners of the poster-essay contest and their parents, teachers and principals. By invitation. Information: (480) 965-2777.