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Martin Luther King Legacy Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy DayThe Babson community remembers, reflects upon, and celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This annual event initiates and continues conversations about the realization of King's vision of justice, equality, and peace in our own community and in the world at large.

12th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day

Theme: “Resegregation in Post–Civil Rights America”

Thursday, February 26, 2015
5–7 p.m.
Keynote address followed by reception and book signing
Carling-Sorenson Theater
Free and open to the public

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Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Keynote Speaker: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day Committee is thrilled to announce that Khalil Gibran Muhammad will be our keynote speaker on Babson’s 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day.

Muhammad is a visiting professor at the CUNY Graduate Center and the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research division of the New York Public Library and one of the world’s leading research facilities dedicated to the history of the African diaspora. He holds a doctorate in U.S. History from Rutgers University and is a former associate professor of history at Indiana University.

He is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, which won the 2011 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, and is a contributing author of a 2014 National Research Council study, “The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences.” His research focuses on racial criminalization in modern U.S. history.

Muhammad’s scholarship has been featured in a number of national print and broadcast media outlets, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Washington Post, NPR, and MSNBC.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Day Creativity Contest

In honor of this year's keynote speaker, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, we invite all current undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a creativity contest that considers the following questions:

  • Is segregation natural? By what means does it happen?
  • What institutions, movements, means, and/or people should address resegregation?

All submissions must be received by midnight on Monday, February 9, 2015.

See contest rules and prizes​.

2014 Contest Winners

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