Princeton University MLK Day Celebration, 2009


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Hugh Price, the John Weinberg/Goldman Sachs Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, delivered the keynote address at the University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Jan. 19 in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. Price, the former head of the National Urban League, spoke on the theme of this year's program, which followed the presidential election and asked, "If he were alive today, what would Dr. King most want our newly elected president to be concerned about?"

photo: Princeton University, Office of Communications, Brian Wilson


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Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman presented the MLK Day Journey Award for Lifetime Service to William Massey, the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering and a 1977 Princeton alumnus. The award recognizes efforts to continue the journey to achieve Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision for America.

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Essay, poster and video contest first-place winners were (from left) Emily Gaskin, grade 5; Morgan Crowe, grade 7; Kirstin Nicole Carter, grade 7; Dabin Lee, grade 10; and Grace Rosen, grade 11.

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Members of the Oasis Youth Steel Pan Ensemble of Newark performed musical selections during the celebration.

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Members of the Oasis Youth Steel Pan Ensemble of Newark performed musical selections during the celebration.

photo: Princeton University, Office of Communications, Denise Applewhite