Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration History

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Since 1994 Utah Valley University has held an annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration each January. The purpose of the event is to bring together a wide spectrum of campus and community voices to discuss and remember the legacy of Dr. King.

In recent years the scope of the commemoration has expanded to include topics such as poverty, human trafficking,  voting rights, immigration reform, and the current state of civil and human rights in the world.

One of the central features of each commemoration has been the excellent keynote speakers that have come to Orem. Past speakers have included Julian Bond, Andrew Young, Morris Dees, and Yolanda King.

The links to the right chronicle the evolution of the commemoration over the years.