King Week

Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at a rally.

Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at interfaith civil rights rally, San Francisco’s Cow Palace, June 30, 1964.

King Week celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. annually from January 15 through January 31. George Washington University (GW) Faculty, staff, students, and alumni contribute exciting, thought-provoking, historic, and inspiring programming to the community. We strive to honor King's life from early childhood through the spirit of the civil rights movement.

Programs include special faculty lectures, live music and narrative, the recitation of King's work, service events, social justice initiatives, and more. King Week tells the story of the joy, drama, progress, pain, and perseverance that defines King's life of sacrifice. Our goal is to present an inspiring tribute, educate the community, encourage reflection on the life and vision of America's most respected civil rights leader and humble Baptist Minister. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to participate in King Week events.

If you have any questions, please email the King Week Committee at [email protected]

The King Week Committee members come from the Multicultural Student Services Center and the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service.