Seminary Encourages Participation in Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

The Seminary will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend an event honoring Dr. King.

Hartford Seminary’s participation in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King is fundamental to our ongoing commitment and collective efforts towards racial and social justice.

Here are various events:

A Bold Conversation with Dr. Bernice King and Ambassador Andrew Young, a 1955 graduate of Hartford Seminary, moderated by Dr. Michael L. Lomax

There is a fee for this virtual event.

MLK service hosted via Zoom. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Darrell Goodwin, the new Executive Conference Minister for the Southern New England Conference. Please join us for this service focusing on continuing the work of racial justice. More information and a Zoom link will be coming out in advance of the service.

  • 2021 King Holiday Observance Beloved Community Commemorative Service, 10:30am–1:45pmThe King Center

The culminating program for the weeklong celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy is the Beloved Community Commemorative Service. The event will be live-streamed on multiple platforms, including Facebook, The King Center web page, and other sources, as well as televised locally on Fox 5 Atlanta.

Free event broadcasted on YouTube.

Embrace the power of art and storytelling as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Stop by the museum and pick up a free art pack to design a mixed-media collage from home that presents your hopeful vision for the future. Free admission noon–5 p.m. with timed ticket reservation.
Highlights tour at 11 a.m., Family tour at 11:15 a.m. Virtual activities will be available all day at and include a reading by children’s book author Abdul-Razak Zachariah and dance performance by Jakar Hankerson. Presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

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