MIT Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee

Keynotes' Remarks

40th Keynote Address - will be held February 6, 2014
Should human rights be determined at the ballot box?
Michael Eric Dyson
[view poster] [video]

39th Keynote Address - February 6, 2013
Illuminating the Elements of Meritocracy
Paula Madison
[view invitation] [video] - [news article]

38th Keynote Address - February 9, 2012
Expanding the Possible
Richard Tapia
[view invitation] [video] - [news article]

37th Keynote Address - February 9, 2011
Excellence is a Shared Path:
Working Together for Justice and the Quality of Life

Roland Martin
[view invitation] [video] - [news article]

36th Keynote Address - February 4, 2010
Deploying Our Gifts for the Betterment of Humankind:
What would Dr. King say about us?

Gerry Hudson
[view invitation] [video] - [news article]

35th Keynote Address - February 5, 2009
Yes We Must: Achieve Diversity Through Leadership
Johnnetta Cole
[video] - [news article]

34th Keynote Address - February 21, 2008
Ensuring Educational Access: Our Challenge, Our Opportunity
Ray Hammond
[video] [transcript] - [news article]

33rd Keynote Address - February 16, 2007
Maximizing Potential: The Congruence of Diversity and Excellence
Ted Childs, Jr.
[news article]

32nd Keynote Address - February 9, 2006
Dr. King's Unfinished Agenda:
A Call for Economic & Social Justice in the 21st Century

Donna Brazile
[video] [transcript] - [news article]

31st Keynote Address - February 3, 2005
Justice and Equality for All: America's Moral Dilemma
Gwen Ifill
[news article]

30th Keynote Address - February 5, 2004

Rhetoric or Reality: Civil Right Under Seige
Julianne Malveaux
[video] - [news article]

29th Keynote Address - February 14, 2003
Faces at the Bottom of the Well:
Nightmare of Reality vs. Dr. King's Dream

Julian Bond
[video] - [news article]

28th Keynote Address - February 8, 2002
From Dreams to Reality: The Illusion of Full Inclusion
Tavis Smiley
[transcript] - [news article]

27th Keynote Address - February 8, 2001
Confronting the Gap: Building and Sustaining Inclusion
Lani Guinier
[transcript] - [news article]

26th Keynote Address - February 3, 2000
Engineering Bold Leadership for the 21st Century:
A Blueprint for Full Participation in Academia, Government and Industry

Shirley Ann Jackson
[transcript] - [news article]

25th Keynote Address - February 4, 1999
Teaching and Learning: The Key to Full Inclusion
Kweisi Mfume
[transcript] - [news article]