Each year, the University celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who spoke at our University. Dr. King spoke to a crowded gymnasium at Monmouth College on October 6, 1966. The focus of his speech was that we had “come a long, long way; but ... that we still have a long, long way to go before the problem of racial injustice is solved.” (Excerpt from the transcript of MLK, Jr.’s speech on October 6, 1966). Looking back through history, he championed the strides that had been made, but cautioned that the story did not end there and that there was far more work to be done.
2017 Date TBA
The tribute celebration is developed in conjunction with students and is open to the campus community and guests. Presentation activities vary from year to year, but are always focused on paying tribute to Dr. King and his legacy.