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MCTC Annual MLK Day Celebration

MCTC continues its ongoing effort to celebrate the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our annual celebration to take place Friday, Jan. 22, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.

Collective Work and Responsibility

The life and works of Martin Luther King, Jr. have been celebrated and memorialized at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) since 1991 when Arthur Ashe share his life experiences with the MCTC community in a dynamic and provocative presentation. Subsequent events have included insights into Dr. King's life with presentations by Maya Angelou and Cicely Tyson.

Through the presence and words of great artist such as Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee and Ben Vereen, MCTC has often used the event to challenge the community to reconnect with Dr. King’s message of love and hope. Participants in the celebrations were challenge to engage in social justice work through the wise counsel of Kweisi Mfume, James Meredith, Rev. Joseph Lowery and Sondra Samuels.

Several years ago, inspired by the teachings of Yolanda and Bernice King, the celebration began incorporating service work as one of the major activities of the celebration. Rooted in its long tradition of celebration and service, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2016 is framed by the Kwanzaa principle of Collective Work and Responsibility. We hope you enjoy the day. 

Click here for a full schedule of a day full of activities.