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Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Committee at Boston College

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Please join University President William P. Leahy, S.J., and the Boston College Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Committee for the 32nd annual awarding of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Scholarship. The ceremony takes place on Wednesday, February 12, at 5:00 p.m. in the Robsham Theater Arts Center at Boston College. Our featured speaker is John H. Jackson, Ed.D., J.D., President and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education. The ceremony features musical selections and is immediately followed by a complimentary light dinner reception.

Admission is free, but registration is required. To register, click here.


This portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was completed by Dr. Rosanna DeMarco (Associate Professor, CSON) when she took her first oil painting portrait class with Edwina Caci of the Quincy Art Association in 2009. Dr. DeMarco donated the painting to the MLK Jr. Committee in 2010 for display at the scholarship ceremonies. A photo of this image is given to each MLK Jr. Scholarship finalist each year since that time.

Our Mission is to educate the Boston College Community about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, dream of social justice and equality.

The Committee continues to work toward that goal by sponsoring programs intended to help the Boston College community eradicate racism of all kinds through working toward understanding, appreciating, and celebrating its cultural diversity.

In addition, the Committee strives to honor Dr. King's memory by recognizing and encouraging the development of future leadership at Boston College through a scholarship in his name.

The Committee annually co-sponsors the following events on campus. We sponsor them with funding and with participation by our Scholarship recipient as well as members of the committee.

  • Black History Month
  • Black Family Weekend
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Gathering
  • The Unity Breakfast sponsored by The Black Faculty, Staff, and Administration Association (BFSAA)



Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Committee
Boston College
African and African Diaspora Studies, Lyons 301
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467