Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Angela Rye meets with Kent State students prior to her keynote speech at the university’s 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, lawyer, political strategist and former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, served as the keynote speaker at Kent State University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, joined the university in celebrating the life and...

Kent State students listen to the keynote speaker during the university UPDATED 1/16/19: Please note that registration for the Jan. 23 keynote address is now closed. The registration limit has been met. View the full list of celebratory events at www.kent.edu/diversity/mlk-celebration-calendar-events. Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, lawyer, political strategist and former executive director of the...

Vice President Alfreda Brown (left) and Dana Lawless-Andric (right) present the 2018 Diversity Trailblazer Award to Kathy Wilson, Ph.D., professor of economics. For Kathy Wilson, Ph.D., diversity means not just having a campus where everyone should be included, respected and comfortable, but where people actually feel that way. Now, thanks to her hard work and dedication, that positive feeling is growing exponentially across the entire university. As a professor of economics, Dr. Wilson’s research has...

Kent State alumna and sociologist Bertice Berry, Ph.D., delivers her keynote address during the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration held in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Alumna Bertice Berry, an award-winning entertainer, lecturer and comedienne, served as keynote speaker   Kent State University held its 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker for the event was Bertice Berry, Ph.D. A Kent State alumna and sociologist, she is...

Kent State alumna and sociologist Bertice Berry, Ph.D., delivers her keynote address during the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration held in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Alumna Bertice Berry, an award-winning entertainer, lecturer and comedienne, to serve as keynote speaker   Kent State University will hold its 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker for the event is Bertice Berry, Ph.D. A Kent State alumna and sociologist,...

A Kent State student listens to a speaker during the university’s 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Kent State University held its 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This year’s theme was “Testament of Hope: Past, Present and Future of Diversity.” The keynote speaker for the event was David Anderson, D.Phil. He is founder and president of the BridgeLeader Network...

Kent State’s Vice President for Information Services Ed Mahon accepts the Unity Award for Diversity on behalf of the division from Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alfreda Brown. Division of Information Services and Communication Studies Faculty Member Honored Kent State University’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presented awards for outstanding contributions toward diversity at the university’s 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 26.  The Unity Award for Diversity, which honors a...

A Kent State student listens to a speaker during the university’s 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Kent State University held its 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This year’s theme was “Testament of Hope: Past, Present and Future of Diversity.” The keynote speaker for the event was David Anderson, D.Phil. He is founder and president of the BridgeLeader Network...

A Kent State student listens to a speaker during the university’s 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. David Anderson, founder and president of the BridgeLeader Network, to serve as keynote speaker Kent State University will hold its 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This year’s theme is “Testament of Hope: Past, Present and Future of Diversity.” The keynote speaker for...

Alfreda Brown (center), Kent State’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, poses with award winners David Hassler (left), director of the Wick Poetry Center, and Molly Merryman (right), associate professor of sociology and founding director. Kent State University held its 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker for the event was Joy-Ann Reid, national correspondent for MSNBC and author of “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide.” A book signing and reception followed the event...