The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration began at Princeton more than two decades ago with undergraduate students organizing an annual observation. Vice President and Secretary Robert K. Durkee became the founding committee convener when the University offered to support the program and make it open to the entire campus and neighboring communities.
Starting in 2017, the University will recognize Martin Luther King Day as a University holiday. To honor Dr. King’s legacy, the University will be hosting a community breakfast as an opportunity for members from the campus and neighboring community to gather for a time of reflection and conversation.
Princeton University recognizes Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as a model for those who cherish civil and human rights. We are proud to keep this legacy alive as we stand in the nations’ service and the service of humanity.