In the summer of 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a moving address entitled “Where Do We Go from Here?” at the annual Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta. During this speech, he recounted the accomplishments and bitter struggles of the previous decade while contemplating the future of the civil rights movement. Dr. King urged his audience to create “a strategy for change” while challenging them to strive toward “a better world, justice, and truth”. As the Dartmouth community comes together in a time of celebration, let us reflect on the unique responsibility bestowed upon all of us: a call to lead for change and contribute to a shared vision of a better world.
We invite you to participate in the exciting events of this two-week celebration. Join community quilt makers at Collis, hear the stories of students who have worked and volunteered across the globe, and be inspired by guest speakers and energized by alumni/ae who have committed their lives to social justice work.
This yearly time to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King allows us all a valuable opportunity to ask the hard questions, renew commitments, find fresh inspiration, and consider the personal contributions we can all make to creating a more just and vibrant future.
Please know you are welcome and encouraged to participate in this year’s celebration of both Dr. King’s legacy and life. Your presence will make a difference.
Holly Sateia A & S ’82 and Gabrielle Lucke
Co-Chairs, 2010 MLK Celebration Committee
Last Updated: 1/11/10