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Martin Luther King III Delivers Keynote at UChicago’s Annual MLK Commemoration

Chicago Maroon | February 14, 2024

Martin Luther King III delivered the keynote address during the University of Chicago’s 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration, held January 30 at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. In his speech, King III addressed gun violence, voting rights, income inequality, and political activism, calling for an end to violence around the world.

Before a full audience, the commemoration commenced with a rendition of the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing”—often referred to as the “Black national anthem”—by Uniting Voices Chicago, formerly known as the Chicago Children’s Choir.