Expressions of King's Legacy 2014

Annual Expressions of King's Legacy Celebration Week

Keynote Program with Tavis Smiley

Curtis Babers
Fourth grader and  17th annual Gardere
MLK Jr. Oratory Competition
(Link to video)
Whitney Morrison

Gordon Field House  |  12:00 - 2:00pm
Thursday, January 30th 2014
Doors open at 10:30am


State of Race in Rochester: 50 years after the '64 riots
East High School |  6:00 - 8:00pm
Thursday, January 30th 2014
Doors open at 4:00pm

Panel discussion on the race and civil rights riots in Rochester in 1964. The first of its kind in Rochester.

Moderator: Tavis Smiley

Register here.  YOU MUST REGISTER to attend, due to limited seating.
Please note that this registration is separate from the ticket purchase for the keynote address at RIT at noon.

Gospelfest: The Musical!
An uplifting evening of gospel music, and theatrical performances

Friday, January 31st 2014
Ingle Auditorium |  7:00 - 9:00 pm
$5 College Students-college ID required
$10 RIT Faculty/Staff, General Admission
Pay at door, cash only please! 

An Evening of Music and Poetry - SOLD OUT!


Saturday Feruary, 1st 2014
RIT Student Alumni Union  |  7:00 - 9:00pm

Featuring Virgin recording artist, Dwele
and Strivers' Row Poet, Alysia Harris
Join us for signature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
while we listen to the spoken word and neo-soul stylings of our
featured guests.
Dress: Business casual, appropriate cocktail attire, no jeans, sneakers or cargo pants please.


Thank you to our Sponsors

WXXI our lead media sponsor &  WDKX media sponsor

Rochester Institute of Technology

RIT Division for Diversity & Inlcusion

Center for Campus Life

Monroe Community College

Facing Race, Embracing Equity

National PanHellenic Council

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Mu Sigma Chapter at RIT

Rochester Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc.