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Stanford celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with four-day festival

Eva Grace Lemon (7 years old), Martin Luther King Jr., Aretha Willis (7 years old); background Andy Young, Hosea Williams, march to integrate schools, Grenada, MS, 1966.
(Image credit: Bob Fitch Photography Archive © Stanford Libraries)
Jan 13 2021
Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students

Stanford will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. this year with a free, four-day online festival featuring musical performances, documentary films and conversations inspired by his unanswered question, Where do we go from here?

It was the question King posed in a 1967 sermon to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an African American civil rights organization, in which he concluded: “Let us realize that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

King also explored the question in his 1967 book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community, the last book he wrote before his assassination in the spring of 1968.

The online festival, hosted by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford, is open to the public. The event begins Friday, Jan. 15, and extends through Monday, Jan. 18, the federal holiday marking the birthday of the civil rights leader.

View the daily schedule of events – trailers are provided for the documentary films – and register for the festival here.