UChicago MLK Celebration

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Keynote Speaker

UChicago MLK Celebration 2014

Join the University of Chicago in celebrating diversity and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual MLK Celebration.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 6 p.m.
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

Featuring a keynote address by Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts

Deval Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 2006, has charted a path from his childhood on the south side of Chicago to the US Justice Department, and now to the Massachusetts State House. A graduate both of Harvard College and of Harvard Law School, he served as law clerk to a federal appellate judge before joining the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund as a staff attorney, and was then called to serve in President Clinton’s administration as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, the nation's top civil rights post. In each of these capacities, he has been guided by the advice of his grandmother: hope for the best and work for it.

Free and open to the public.  A community reception will be held in Ida Noyes Hall immediately following the celebration.