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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16, 2023

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The University will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

UNC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is part of a campus-wide initiative to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his legacy, and his ideals. Carolina began its celebrations of Dr. King’s life and legacy in 1983, long before there was a federal holiday. UNC is the only university ever awarded the “Making of the King Holiday Award” by the former MLK Federal Holiday Commission. UNC-CH engages in honoring King’s legacy through several efforts: MLK Celebration and Committee; MLK University and Community Corporation; Day of Service, and the MLK UNC Scholarship Program for UNC juniors.

The UNC Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts this Week of Celebration, which includes the MLK Celebration Banquet, the MLK Lecture, the MLK Unity Dinner, the MLK Unsung Hero Awards, and other events. This year’s theme is “Rise Above” (inspired by MLK’s quote, “We are challenged to rise above the narrow confines of our individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”)



January 16, 2023
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