UNCF Holding Virtual MLK Day Celebrations

Local UNCF offices are conducting virtual events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Several UNCF offices and the National Alumni Council of UNCF are presenting special virtual events on Monday, January 17,  to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The events will offer a range of activities, from keynote speakers to musical performances. Many events will highlight local leaders, educators, writers, performers, students  and alumni from HBCUs.

The events also raise awareness about UNCF and its fundraising efforts on behalf of students and member institutions.

Because the events are virtual events, you are welcome to attend any of them from the comfort and safety of your home.


Headshot of Alia Scott

Alia Scott, Miss National UNCF, Miss Wiley College

Monday, January 17

UNCF National Alumni Council MLK Event
1:00 p.m.
The program will recognize the contributions of Dr. King, a graduate of UNCF-member institution Morehouse College, by challenging the community with the theme of “Education Can Build a Better World.” Hear from Miss National UNCF, 2020-22, Alia Scott, and musical performances from several UNCF-member institutions.

Speaker: Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, President, Dillard University

This is a virtual event

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City Events

New York
2022 MLK Virtual Award Ceremony
11:00 a.m.
Keynote speaker: Rev. Dr. Kevin D. Miller, Carter Community AME Church
This is a virtual event

Washington, DC
2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
10 a.m. – Noon
Keynote speaker: Rev. Dr. Michele Parker, Pastor, St. John CME Church
This is a virtual event

2022 Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast

Fierce Urgency of Now
8:45 a.m.
Keynote speaker: Laura Coates, CNN Host and Senior Legal Analyst
This is a virtual event


Many of our UNCF-member institutions are holding events commemorating King’s legacy. Visit the school’s website for details.