On February 10, 1961, the 32-year old Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech on the campus of New York University. Dr. King's speech entitled, “The Future of Integration," advocated for civil rights and nonviolent protest for social change. He said, "Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."
As we prepare to celebrate the 12th Annual NYU MLK Week, we are eager to continue the conversation around action and lead our community to live beyond the dream of Dr. King. The 2017 NYU MLK Week event theme "Essence Of A True Revolution” will serve as a guiding force to commemorate Dr. King’s honor and vision of social justice, and as a celebration of the revolutionaries that propel them forward. The highlight of the week will be the NYU MLK Week University-Wide Event on Thursday, February 9th.