MLK Chapel Reading Circles: Engaging the Sermons & Speeches of Rev. Dr. MLK, Jr.

Where various campus locations

Duration 30 minutes

Chapel Reading Circles – Gather in one of these campus locations to read and discuss one of the sermons or speeches of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choose from these options:

Northlawn Great Lounge – Beyond Vietnam- A Time to Break SilenceLana Miller
– delivered to about three thousand at Riverside Church in New York City (April 4, 1967)

Cedarwood second floor lounge – Give Us the Ballot – Oksana Kittrell and Cameron White
– delivered the speech at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom gathering at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC (May 17, 1957)

Campus Center Brunk Maust Lounge – The Purpose of Education & What is your Life’s Blueprint?Kathy Evans
– spoken to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School (October 26, 1967)

Seminary Lounge – Loving Your EnemiesBrian Martin Burkholder
– a sermon revised while imprisoned for two weeks (published in 1963)

Hartzler Library main floor – I Have a DreamMelody Pannell
– delivered to over two hundred thousand demonstrators gathered on the Mall in Washington, DC (August 28, 1963)

University Commons 201 (President’s Reception Room) – Letter from Birmingham JailCeleste Thomas
– a letter written while in solitary confinement intended for unsupportive ministers and later published (April 12, 1963)

Athletics Suite – Remaining Awake through a Great RevolutionBrian Simpson and Tae Dews
– delivered at the National Cathedral, Washington, DC (March 31, 1968)

Event Web-site:

Intended Audience General Public


Contact Information

Name Brian Burkholder

Phone # 540.432.4115