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phone: (208) 885-7716
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Moscow, ID 83844-2439

MLK Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

The University of Idaho and Washington State University come together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a series of events. The events coincide with Dr. King’s national holiday in January. Celebrations often include renowned speakers, marches, rallies, films and a wide range of educational as well as celebratory activities.

Upcoming Events

Event: Dr. Les Purce "Continuing the Dream"
Date:  Thursday, January 16, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Administration Auditorium 
Description: Dr. Les Purce, is the first African-American elected official and Mayor of Pocatello, Idaho. Dr. Purce has since worked as the Vice President of Extended University Affairs at WSU and is currently the President of Evergreen College. His speech will focus on issues of courage, speaking out against bias and hate, and about the work of Dr. MLK Jr. and other Civil Rights Leaders- including how it relates to today's society.

Event: Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Breakfast
Date: January 18, 2014
Time: 9:00 am 
Location: Moscow Jr. High Multipurpose Room
Description: Sponsored by Latah County Human Rights Task Force. 

Event: Martin Luther King Jr. Human Right's Day
Date: January 20, 2014
Description: UI Closed

Event: "I Have a Dream
Date: January 21, 2014
Time: TBD
Location: Idaho Commons Food Court
Description: “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Running time: 25 minutes.  When 200,000 civil rights marchers gathered at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, they expected to hear strong words from their spiritual leader, Martin Luther King Jr.  What they did not expect was a speech of such heartfelt passion and poetic eloquence that it echoes still in our memory today.