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MLK Day of Service
NIU will host several events in recognition of MLK Celebration Week, which begins Monday, Jan. 18. This year’s theme is “The Fight for Social Justice: A 1000-Mile Journey,” inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1966 trip to Chicago, where his protest of housing segregation led to a march of about 700 people in Marquette...
MLK Day of Service
Students, faculty, administrative staff and community members joined in the celebration of NIU’s third annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Week, held the week of Jan. 19. The week built upon existing initiatives to bring about change to the NIU campus and the community. Events, which included a memorial march, a think tank, two...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Week poster
NIU’s 2015 third annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Week will take place the week of Jan. 19. The week will promote civic reflection, community service, equality and diversity awareness throughout campus and in the community. In preparation, DeKalb and Sycamore students in middle school and high school will have the opportunity to write...
Stanley Arnold and the book cover of “Building the Beloved Community: Philadelphia’s Interracial Civil Rights Organizations and Race Relations, 1930-1970”
When determined group of Philadelphia activists sought to transform mid-20th century race relations, their inspirations were many. Quakerism. Progressivism. The Social Gospel movement. The theories of scholars such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Charles S. Johnson, Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict. NIU Department of History professor Stanley Arnold explores three of these organizations in his new...
Martin Luther King Jr.
NIU’s 2014 MLK Service Week will take place the week of Jan. 21. The week will promote civic reflection, community service, equality and diversity awareness throughout campus and in the community. Members of NIU’s MLK Week of Service planning committee were awarded the MLK Day of Service Collegiate Challenge grant for $1,200 from Illinois Campus...
MLK 50th logo
Today is an important one in the history of the United States, because it is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which was the culmination of decades of struggle for human dignity and civil rights in this country.
Dream Action NIU and V.A.L.U. students visit Chicago for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
by Emily Prieto and Adam Lopez When we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one aspect that stands out is the strength to speak out against injustices which too often occur in the world. Although not recognized as a national holiday with the ability to shut down banks, all schools or post...
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service logo
Monday, Jan. 21, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that closes schools and other government offices. But several groups on campus are working to make sure that the annual commemoration of the famed civil rights leader’s birthday is not just a day off but a call to action. From Tuesday, Jan. 22,...