Martin Luther King III speaks at annual Social Justice Awards
On Monday, Martin Luther King III delivered the keynote address at the College’s annual Social Justice Awards in the Hopkins Center. King’s speech — titled “Toward Social Justice” — commemorated the 60th anniversary of his father, Martin Luther King Jr., visiting Dartmouth in 1962 and delivering a speech at Dartmouth Hall.
The event began with opening remarks from senior vice president and senior diversity officer Shontay Delalue, followed by remarks from College President Phil Hanlon. Both opening speakers discussed King Jr.’s 1962 speech at Dartmouth, titled “Towards Freedom.”
After Hanlon’s introduction, King began his keynote address, in which he discussed the current state of freedom in the United States. He stressed the importance of young people voting, adding that he believes young voters will be crucial in promoting voting rights in the fall midterm elections.
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