2017 MLK Commemoration to Highlight Art and Activism

Jan. 15 keynote by Phil Freelon, FAIA, lead architect of the National Museum of African American History & Culture



Jan. 12 // “The Designs of Julian Abele,” a special Duke Libraries display of original West Campus architectural drawings by African-American architect Julian Abele
Time: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Gothic Reading Room, Perkins Library, West Campus
Free and open to the public

Jan. 14 // “Sounds of Justice & Inclusion,” a concert honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Time: 8 p.m. Reynolds Auditorium, Bryan Center, Duke’s West Campus
Featuring performances by John Brown’s Little Big Band, Durham Symphony Orchestra, three-time Grammy-winning jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, 100 Men in Black Chorus and actor and narrator Keith Snipes
Tickets are $20 for adults, free for seniors 65 and older and students (tickets required),
Duke University Box Office, https://tickets.duke.edu or 919-684-4444

Jan. 15 // The Rev. Dr. Richard Lischer, the James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor Emeritus in the Divinity School, guest preacher
Duke Chapel’s regular worship service
Lischer is the author of 21 books, including “The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word That Moved America”
Time: 11 a.m, Duke Chapel
Live webcast: https://chapel.duke.edu/

Jan. 15 // Phil Freelon, architect of record and design team leader of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture, to speak at Duke’s MLK Program
Time: 3 p.m. Duke Chapel
Free and open to the public
Free Parking — Bryan Center Parking Garage
Live webcast: https://chapel.duke.edu/

Jan. 16 // 100,000 meals packaged for the United Way of the Greater Triangle
Volunteers will create soup mixes, rice bags, and bean bags to fill the shelves of pantries in the Triangle area. All food items will be distributed to partner agencies working to end hunger in Durham, Orange, Wake and Johnston counties.
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Phail Wynn Jr. Student Services Center, Durham Technical Community College
This event is co-sponsored by Duke’s Office of Durham & Regional Affairs and Duke’s Office for Institutional Equity
Duke student sign-up (must sign up to attend, spots are limited; bus transportation available): https://goo.gl/zNK5hH; faculty, staff and Durham community sign-up: https://goo.gl/eIB0Vc; minors age 5 or older may participate if accompanied by an adult.

Jan. 16 // The Big Event: Service projects with partner Durham nonprofits,
Including Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Ronald McDonald House, Kidz Notes, TROSA, Emily K Center and St. Johns Church
Time: 9 a.m. kick-off on East Campus Quad; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. service projects
T-Shirt, food, transportation provided

Jan. 17 // Duke Clinical Research Institute’s annual MLK Celebration
Time: 1-2 p.m. Lower Level Lecture Hall, 2400 Pratt St.
Ocoszio J. Jackson, Duke Law student and president of Duke’s Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, will deliver the keynote lecture, titled “Marching Forward in Strength: Building Upon King’s Dream,” with a musical performance by Duke senior, Henry Washington, Jr.
Paid parking is available in the deck. The H2 Loop campus bus stops at PG3, which is located at North Pavilion. Watch a live webcast or archived video of the program here.