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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

January 15 , 11:00 am 5:00 pm

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day CELEBRATION "Celebrating the Dream, Continuing the Journey"

Events related to MLK Day Celebration scheduled for Monday, Jan. 15 have been cancelled due to the inclement weather.

Members of the community are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with Bridgewater College during its annual Martin Luther King Day celebration, “Celebrating the Dream, Continuing the Journey.” 

All events are free and open to the public.

2024 Schedule of Events

AT A GLANCE: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration


Community March

in collaboration with the town of Bridgewater
Monday, Jan. 15

10:45 a.m. | Gather at Oakdale Park
134 Mount Crawford Avenue, Bridgewater

11 a.m. | Remarks by Town and College Representatives
March from Oakdale Park to Bridgewater College at the conclusion of remarks. A shuttle will be available for those who would like to participate in the march but are unable to walk the entire route because of limited mobility. Those wishing to use the shuttle services should meet at the Kline Campus Center lot by 10:30 a.m.

Following the March | Reception
Boitnott Room, Rebecca Hall

Film: Hidden Figures (2016)

Monday, Jan. 15
7 p.m. | Cole Hall

Endowed Lecture: Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures

Wednesday, Jan. 17
7:30 p.m. | Cole Hall
Writer, researcher and entrepreneur Margot Lee Shetterly will present an endowed lecture. Shetterly will deliver the keynote address, “The Importance of Representation and Racial Progress,” as part of BC’s annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Teach-In Session

Monday, Jan. 22
7 p.m. | Forrer Learning Commons 217

Dr. Vanessa Rouillon, Assistant Professor of English
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: On Civil Disobedience, America’s Christian Heritage and the Art of Rhetoric”
Watch and register here