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McKelvey School of Engineering

35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

Monday, January 17 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Event

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.  – Martin Luther King Jr.

Professor John Baugh will provide the keynote address, “Equality Matters:  St. Louisan Contributions in the Quest for Racial Harmony." The keynote will celebrate the contributions of:

  • Robert L. Williams II (1930-2020) Professor Emeritus of Psychological and Brain Sciences and African and African American Studies, co-founder of the WU Black Studies program in 1969
  • Margaret Bush Wilson (1919 – 2009), WUSTL trustee emerita, prominent civil rights attorney in the 1960s, and the first woman of color to chair the board of directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and
  • Former U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth

Sponsored by the MLK Commemoration Committee:

  • Rudolph Clay
  • Brenda Archie
  • Gail Boker
  • Jacqueline Carter
  • Phyllis Jackson

Register to attend this virtual event.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations



Event Contact

Rudolph Clay | rudolphc@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

John Baugh
Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts & Sciences
Professor of Psychology, Anthropology, Education, English, Linguistics, and African and African-American Studies

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