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Dr. MLK, Jr. Community Celebration

Campus Events

Dr. MLK, Jr. Community Celebration
Sunday, January 21, 2024

Aiken Technical College and the University of South Carolina Aiken will present the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration on Sunday, January 21 at 3 p.m. at the USC Aiken Convocation Center. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The community celebration brings together hundreds annually to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy. The 2024 event theme is centered around a quote “For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” from the poem Be the Best of Whatever You Are by Douglas Malloch, used by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his speech at Glenville High School on April 26, 1967.

In addition to the keynote speaker, the event will include recognition of the winners of the annual creative visual and essay contests and the recipients of the Human & Civil Rights Champion Awards.

Human & Civil Rights Champion Awards

Nominate a student or Aiken Community Member