Penn State Hazleton to host events honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

A black and white photo of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at Rec Hall to a large audience

Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to an estimated crowd of 9,000 people inside the newly expanded Recreation Hall on Penn State's University Park campus, on Jan. 21, 1965.


HAZLETON, Pa. — Penn State Hazleton will honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a pair of events during the week of Jan. 15.

The Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, Center for Multicultural Engagement. Join us for a reception honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided.

King’s Dream — Noon on Thursday, Jan. 18, Black Box Theater. Penn State Hazleton and Key Arts Productions will host a live performance and multimedia presentation that pays tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. This event captures the essence of the civil rights movement and brings to life the era of the 1960s with powerful video-projected archival film and images, singers and inspiring songs. Be transported to the heart of the campaign as we showcase the drama, courage and perseverance that were the hallmarks of King's peaceful revolution for equal rights.