MLK Week 2017

An annual week-long series of events that honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and educate the UofL campus and community on the importance of actualizing Dr. King’s ideals of social justice, non-violence, education, and service.

University of Louisville Cultural Center
MLK Week
Friday, January 13 - Friday, January 20, 2017

MLK Week 2017

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 – Louisville Bus Civil Rights Tour

(11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Departing from Cultural Center)

The City of Louisville was an active site during the Civil Rights Movement. Join this free bus tour to explore the Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Trail. Register online at

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 – MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service has been an American tradition since 1994. Join the UofL community in making it a "day on, not a day off". Free t-shirt, lunch and transportation provided. No registration required. For more information contact Brittany Barnes at 

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 – Women in the Movement Discussion with Dr. Kaila Story

(12 – 1:30 p.m., Cultural Center)

Learn more about the many women who played important roles in the Civil Rights Movement, from leading local civil rights organizations to serving as lawyers on school segregation lawsuits. Followed by discussion of how their efforts to lead the movement were often overshadowed by men, who still get more attention and credit for its successes in popular historical narratives and commemorations.

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 – Movie Viewing & Discussion “Children of the Civil Rights Movement”

(6 p.m., Chao Auditorium)

 Take a step back in time to a group of children’s six-year odyssey to freedom before the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Followed by group discussion.

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 – MLK Wall Signing

(12-2 p.m., Cultural Center)

Gather for lunch in the Cultural Center and sign the commemorative MLK Wall with messages of love, inclusion and hope for equality for all.

For more information contact Dominique McShan at