Martin Luther King Jr.’s Family Calls for No Celebration

“No Celebration” of MLK Day without the passage of voting rights legislation, is what the family of Martin Luther King Jr. is asking for this year. To honor this request, Walla Walla Community College would like to invite all community and college members to join us virtually to observe and recognize the work of Dr. King.

Martin Luther King Jr

Please use the information and links shared below to participate and engage on this important day of reflection and advocacy.

Audio and Visual Activities

  • “We shall overcome” as performed by the African American Choral Ensemble (2019) (with the lyrics found here)
  • Lyrics and audio to one of MLK’s most famous speeches: I Have a Dream
  • “Coming Home: The Life & Legacy of John Lewis” – a virtual performance by Whitman College alumna Dorothy Mukasa and Company featuring original songs and poems inspired by John Lewis. This concert serves as a reflection on how Congressman John Lewis’ Legacy continues to inspire younger generations to fight for freedom with whatever gifts they have.
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Podcasts virtual celebrations on Monday January 17th, 2022:

A Day On, Not a Day Off

Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. To learn about volunteer opportunities in your community visit your local united way website for a list of agencies.