|A fifteen-year epic struggle resulted in the remembrance and immortalization of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who is commemorated with an annual federal holiday that takes place on the third Monday of January.
Honoring the legacy of Dr. King, MLK Day has taken on many forms of observance. Particularly at NC State, we have invited nationally recognized guest speakers to pass on the tradition of inspirational rhetoric and many notable others who are creating their own legacy in their own right.
This year, however, after spending nearly a year navigating a global pandemic and an even greater need to understand what one can do in the fight for racial justice, we recognize our community needs something more. It needs consistency, longevity, and restored hope for reconciliation and transformation.