MLK Day at Boston University

Today is a major national holiday in the United States, Martin Luther King Day. The holiday is in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) a prominent civil rights leader and anti-war activist who earned his PhD here at Boston University in 1955. King’s work has served as inspiration for many musicians, ranging from rock bands such as U2 to contemporary composers such as Joseph Schwantner. His life work has also provided inspiration to many concerned with promoting social justice in both education and community life.

Dr. King was the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize:

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