Last night The Office of the President and The Africana Center held Tufts’ Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Faculty and students delivered inspiring messages about King and other social leaders. The evening, titled “An Exploration of a Legacy of Leadership in Social Justice Movements,” also featured performances by student groups such as Kiniwe, pictured above.
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President Anthony Monaco, along with Provost David Harris, gave the opening remarks at the annual event after Director of the Africana Center Katrina Parker welcomed attendees..
Ruben Salinas Stern, Director of the Latino Center, read a passage from Rev. King’s work.
Anchord, Tufts Christian a capella group, sang a Swahili version of the Father’s Prayer.
Senior Amy Wipfler was one of the many students to speak about a social change leader that shared King’s ideas and passion.
ENVY Step team performed a moving piece, calling back to the origins of the dance form started by African gum boot workers.
Albert Wang, a freshman, discussed the life and achievements of Malachy McGurran of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association.
MC for the event junior Ikenna Acholonu led a community discussion afterward to show how far Rev. King’s teachings permeate our everyday lives.