The University of Missouri is pleased to announce the 2021 keynote speaker for the Annual MLK Day of Celebration, Ambassador Andrew Young!
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Place: Zoom webinar
2021 Theme Infinite Hope: The Power and Possibilities of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Vision
Infinite hope derives from a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” This quote can be seen to reflect the current times and challenges that we are navigating as a country and MU community, and the implications of these challenges on people’s physical, social, emotional, and professional safety and well-being.
The 2021 MLK Day Celebration Committee chose this theme to capture the evolution of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision and its implications for today’s time. The university community seeks to not only honor MLK for his work, but to think deeply about his messaging, the various changes he hoped this country would implement, and why he hoped these changes would occur.
Ultimately, this event aims to impart a sense of hope and possibility as we continue to strive towards a better, inclusive campus, city, state, nation and world.