Photo Gallery: MU Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.
The Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity proudly sponsored the annual MU Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event featured an artist showcase and civil rights leader Joyce Ladner as the keynote speaker.
Photos by Morgan King & CJ Harris
The Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity was proud to sponsor the annual MU Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. keynote on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Alumni Center.
The event kicked off with artist showcases, spotlighting artwork on the theme “Women’s and the Civil Rights Movement.”
Keynote speaker Joyce Ladner delivered a compelling address, sharing her stories of working alongside notable leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin, Fannie Lou Hamer and other inspiring women advocates.
Ladner was a professor of sociology and provost and interim president at Howard University from 1994 to 1995. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1995 to the District of Columbia Financial Control Board to balance the city’s budget after it became bankrupt. She was also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Ladner was on the front lines of most of the major civil rights protests in the ’60s including Greenwood, Birmingham, Albany, Georgia, Selma and Jackson. As a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), she was mentored by civil rights pioneers Hamer and Ella Baker.