Duke University has been commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. King for many years. Here is a partial listing of those celebrations.
- 2012: Act to Honor
Keynote Speakers: Political Strategist Donna Brazille
- 2011: Connect to the Dream
Keynote Speakers: Social Justice Advocate Randall Robinson
- 2010: Where Do We Go From Here?
Keynote Speakers: Dolores Huerta, activist and labor leader
- 2009: What Becomes of the Dream
Keynote Speakers: Rev. Joseph Lowery, founding member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Listen to his speech (iTunes).
- 2008: The Power of Youth
Keynote Speakers: Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund. Listen to her speech (iTunes).
- 2007: Come to the Table
Keynote Speakers: Ambassador Andrew Young, civil rights leader and confidant of Dr. King. Listen to his speech (iTunes).
- 2006: Call and Response
Keynote Speakers: Harry Belafonte, entertainer and activist. Listen to his speech (iTunes).
- 2005: Arts, Education and Activism
Keynote Speakers: Angela Davis, a professor in the History of Conciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Listen to her speech (iTunes) PDF.
- 2004: Fifteenth Annual Service of Celebration & Commemoration
Keynote Speakers: Charles Ogletree, Jr., Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard University Additional Speaker: Talib Kweli
- 2003: In the Footsteps
Keynote Speakers: Lani Guinier, Harvard Law professor
- 1999: The Chronicle, special edition