Anna Neil

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Michael Eric Dyson, a Georgetown University sociology professor and principal lecturer at the event, speaks at UNC's 39th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Continuing MLK's legacy: The 39th annual MLK Jr. lecture connected King's life to today

The 39th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony was titled I Am Because We Are: Interrelated Realities, based on a quote from King. Gretchen Bellamy, the senior director for education, operations and initiatives in the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, began the lecture by reading the quote. Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz also addressed the audience during the event.  The winner for the MLK UNC Student Scholarship was announced at the lecture, along with the MLK Unsung Hero Awards. The event concluded with a spoken-word performance by Ebony Readers/Onyx Theater, a group that is part of the Black Student Movement.