Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Special Events

All events are free and open to members of both the Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh communities unless otherwise specified.

"I Have a Dream": Creative Reflections -  12:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Cohon University Center, Kirr Commons

Students from Pittsburgh's Linden K-5 school will unveil an art display about the life and social impact of Dr. King. Musical selections and short monologues will also be featured. All members of the campus, their families and the local community are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will follow the presentations. Children's Programming - all children present will also receive a special token about the life & legacy of Dr. King.


The Martin Luther King, Jr Writing Awards 2018 - 4:30 pm - Cohon University Center, Rangos Ballroom

Join us in celebrating the 19th Annual MLK Writing Awards.  High school and university award recipients will read from thier personal narratives addressing individual experiences with racial difference and discrimination. To learn more about the awards and this year's featured winners, please visit the Department of English website. The writing awards and celebration are sponsored by the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of English, the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion and our community partner UPMC.

 The celebration will also feature musical and artistic performances by students from Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts.

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