Princeton University honors King's legacy, ongoing quest for racial justice

MLK Day 2016 at Princeton University

by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications

Princeton University honored Martin Luther King Jr. during a Jan. 18 ceremony featuring reflections on the civil rights leader's legacy, remarks on the continued quest for racial justice in the United States, musical performances, and a recognition of community and campus service efforts.

The annual Martin Luther King Day celebration brought together faculty, staff, students and community members in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. In his introductory remarks, President Christopher L. Eisgruber said this year's event was especially meaningful because "the nation is once again in a period of heightened attention to questions of racial justice."

"I hope you will agree with me that it is appropriate to begin this afternoon's ceremony by considering the relevance of Dr. King's example to protests that have taken place here and on other campuses over the past year," Eisgruber said. "We remember and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King for his commitment to equality, to justice, to humanity and to social change. We remember him also for his devotion to non-violent protest." Read more.