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A PowerPoint slide showing how to form your own I am poem. This slide was shown during the “Racial Reconciliation Day: I am…” on Jan. 19.

The Division of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion discusses racial healing

By Elisa Reamer | January 19, 2022

DeKALB — The Division of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion partnered with The Center for Black Studies for Racial Reconciliation Day on Wednesday via Zoom where the importance of racial healing and overcoming traumatic experiences were discussed.  The...

Week events to honor MLK Jr.

By Batul Cutlerywala | January 16, 2018

DeKALB — This year’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will challenge people to step outside of their comfort zone through new thought-provoking events.Events have been planned each day of the week following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s...

Actor David Oyelowo, who portrays Marin Luther King Jr. in the movie Selma, speaks at a service in honor of King Monday in Atlanta. The film, which focuses on King’s march for equal voting rights, is still in theatres.   

3 films to watch to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

By Arthur Aumann | January 20, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Day honors the man who led the Civil Rights Movement and changed the world with his courage and dream of equality.Here are films that depict people standing up for what they believed in before and during the Civil Rights Movement.“Selma”Academy...

Jazz studies director Reggie Thomas conducts the NIU Jazz Ensemble while his wife, Mardra Thomas, performs vocals at a Martin Luther King Jr. tribute show Jan. 19. The group performed a protest song by Billie Holiday.

Musicians use MLK day to promote unity on campus

By Darius Parker | January 20, 2015

Darius ParkerStaff writerT @Sir_HarlemDeKalb | Students used live music and poetry to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday in the Holmes Student Center’s Carl Sandburg Auditorium.The event, which was hosted by The International Association...