The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) honors the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In doing so, we call on the members of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) community to reflect on the impact the beloved civil rights leader had on American history. Consider the actions we all can take as individuals and as a community to recommit ourselves to work that remains undone. Showcase this recommitment through your studies, scholarship, research, pedagogy, advocacy, campus involvement, and civic engagement.
Read, Watch, Listen, and Learn
- Read Science, Religion, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (published August 28, 2013)
- Read 60 years ago, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about civil rights at Worcester temple (published January, 21, 2021)
- Read the Letter from Birmingham Jail
- Watch the full I Have a Dream Speech
- Listen to the Teaching Hard History Podcast
- Explore The King Center online
- Explore Learning For Justice online
- Learn something new…
- Register to Vote -OR- Check Your Voter Registration
- Everything you need to vote. Vote.org
- Attend the 37th Annual Community Breakfast (Virtual) honoring The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Monday, January 17, 2022 at 7:45 AM EST
- Attend History Alive! Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The Last Five Years
- Monday, January 17, 2022 at 1:00 PM EST
- Volunteer or get involved in a service project in the Greater Worcester/Central Massachusetts community.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, in the United States, holiday (third Monday in January) honoring the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. A Baptist minister who advocated the use of nonviolent means to end racial segregation, he first came to national prominence during a bus boycott by African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. He founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 and led the 1963 March on Washington. The most influential of African American civil rights leaders during the 1960s, he was instrumental in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination in public accommodations, facilities, and employment, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is celebrated on Monday, January 17, 2022.