We revisit some of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most inspiring and beloved messages.

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

I’ve Been to the Mountaintop!

Memphis, Tennessee

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this speech in support of the striking sanitation workers at Mason Temple in Memphis, TN on April 3, 1968 — the day before he was assassinated.

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Letter from Birmingham Jail

From the Birmingham jail, where he was imprisoned as a participant in nonviolent demonstrations against segregation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote in longhand the letter which follows. It was his response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. Dr. King, who was born in 1929, did his undergraduate work at Morehouse College; attended the integrated Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania, one of six black pupils among a hundred students, and the president of his class; and won a fellowship to Boston University for his Ph.D.

Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King reading his letter:

Me, MLK, and the Quietness of Death

Charles Arnold touches up the lettering which was stenciled on the crypt of Dr. Martin Luther King in Atlanta on April 8, 1968. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)
Charles Arnold touches up the lettering which was stenciled on the crypt of Dr. Martin Luther King in Atlanta on April 8, 1968. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

On Easter vacation in April 1968, I stood with my mother at Martin Luther King’s graveside, in quiet peace, recalling the anger, horror, and the dark teary-shine of a people bereaved. No longer did the most horrid things exist in fairytales; it was the land of the living that now frightened me.

From the podcast: A Colored Girl Speaks: Meditations on Race and Other Magical Things
Written by: Dr. Andrea G. Hunter, PhD
Narrated by: Tiera Moore
Hymn: A Charge to Keep I Have (1792) written by Charles Wesley

King in the Wilderness (2018)

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Synopsis – A chronicle of the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.

UNCG, N.C. A&T, Guilford College and GTCC to host 11th Annual Joint MLK Celebration

UNCG, N.C. A&T, Guilford College, and Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) are teaming up to present the 11th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. at N.C. A&T State University’s Harrison Auditorium.

This year’s theme is “Envisioning Our Future.” The event will feature a panel of student activists from all four institutions. Together, they will reflect on how the legacy of civil rights leaders have informed their own leadership and advocacy on their campuses and in their communities and how their respective institutions and campus leaders can help facilitate and support their work. Community leader La’ Tonya Wiley will serve as moderator for the panel. 

The program will include a live musical performance by UNCG’s Neo Black Society Gospel Choir accompanied by N.C. A&T graduate Samuel Josh Sauls. The GTCC Theater Department will also deliver a Tableau performance honoring the legacy of Dr. King, Jr.  Each institution will also present an annual award to a student or staff member who has distinguished themselves in honoring the legacy of service, activism and civil rights.  

The event is open to the public and will also stream via YouTube at:

Free shuttle service from UNCG’s campus will be provided to and from the event: Shuttle Information

Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

CACE 2023 Conference Program: Feb. 21-22, 2023

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