Martin Luther King Jr.

Kent State University will be closed Jan. 19 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be no classes, and offices will be closed. View the MLK Commemorative Events Schedule

Kent State students march toward Ritchie Hall for a ceremony to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Kent State University will hold its 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Julian Bond, a leader of the civil rights movement, will serve as keynote speaker at the event. Bond’s keynote address is titled “Crossing the Color Line: From Rhythm 'n Blues to Rock 'n Roll”...