Loyola University Maryland

Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation

Past MLK Convocation Speakers

  • 2021: Ibram X. Kendi
  • 2020: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II 
  • 2019: Roxane Gay
  • 2018: Anthea Butler
  • 2017: Teju Cole
  • 2016: Claudia Rankine
  • 2015: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • 2014: Marc H. Morial
  • 2013: Jose Antonio Vargas
  • 2012: Sheri Parks
  • 2011: Nell Irvin Painter
  • 2010: Spike Lee
  • 2009: Frank H. Wu
  • 2008: Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
  • 2007: Bernice Johnson Reagon
  • 2006: Michael Eric Dyson
  • 2005: Patricia Williams
  • 2004: Octavia E. Butler
  • 2003: Ellis Close
  • 2002: Juan Williams
  • 2001: Bishop Gordon Bennett, S.J.
  • 2000: Bishop Gordon Bennett, S.J.
  • 1999: Pin Points Theater performed "The Meeting," by Jeff Stetson
  • 1998: Staged reading of Lorraine Hansberry's "To be Young, Gifted and Black," presented by the Loyola College Evergreen Players
  • 1996: Susan L. Taylor
  • 1995: Pin Points Theater performed "The Meeting," by Jeff Stetson
  • 1994: Pin Points Theater performed "The Meeting," by Jeff Stetson. Also, as part of a "Diversity Series," Dr. Michael Freeman spoke on January 20, 1994 and Diana Dunn and Rev. David Billings spoke on January 27, 1994.

Text reading: 50 Years Celebrating Women at Loyola

The 2022 MLK Convocation is part of the Celebration of 50 Years of Women at Loyola.