NYU will be celebrating their 10th Annual NYU MLK Week February 2nd-7th, which is a great way to start Black History Month. This year’s event theme is “Beyond A Dream,” and will serve as a guiding force to commemorate Dr. King’s honor and vision to make the world a better place. Three concepts – Reflect, Engage, Ignite – will be explored during this week of conversation and action. The highlight of the week will be the NYU MLK Week University-Wide Event on Thursday, February 5th. Please check the NYU website for more information on events being held throughout the week.
On February 10, 1961, the 32-year old Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech on the campus of New York University. Dr. King’s speech entitled, “The Future of Integration,” advocated for civil rights and nonviolent protest for social change. He said, “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – NYU