Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
2015: And Still We March
Wisconsin's 35th annual tribute and ceremony celebrates Dr. King's life and legacy through words and music.
Dr. Jonathan Overby hosts the annual State of Wisconsin Tribute & Ceremony honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from the Capitol rotunda in Madison.
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Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams
Discover the story of civil rights activist Vel Phillips — Wisconsin's first African American woman elected secretary of state — in this new documentary from Wisconsin Public Television. Premieres Monday, Feb. 16.
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Beyond the Hashtag
There is power in a hashtag, but what does it mean to be a digital activist today? How does action transpire back in the community? Join PBS Black Culture Connection and NAACP Connect for a discussion about community activism beyond the hashtag.
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Finding Your Roots
Join Henry Louis Gates Jr. as he uncovers the origins of a diverse group of guests.
American Masters "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth"
Examine the life of the activist and author of "The Color Purple."
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Archives
2014: We Shall Not Be Moved
Dr. King's life and legacy is celebrated in words and music with a culturally inclusive group of performing artists. The keynote speaker is Dr. Jack E. Daniels III, president of Madison Area Technical College. Wisconsin Public Radio's Dr. Jonathan Overby serves as emcee. Watch the full program.
2013: Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
Dr. King's life and legacy is celebrated in words and music with a culturally inclusive group of performing artists. The keynote speaker is John W. Fountain, a professor of journalism at Roosevelt University and weekly columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. Wisconsin Public Radio's Jonathan Overby serves as emcee. Watch the full program.
2012: Daybreak of Justice
Dr. Jonathan Overby of Wisconsin Public Radio hosts the 32nd annual State of Wisconsin Tribute & Ceremony honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event took place on Monday, Jan. 16 in the Capitol rotunda in Madison. Watch the full program.
2011: Heal the World
Full Program (2:14:18)
Welcome, Opening Remarks and Honor Guard
Music, Dance and Community Spirit
MLK Heritage Awards and Music
Keynote Address: Michelle Alexander
Speech Excerpt, Final Song and Close
2010: Standing in the Breach
Welcome and Opening Songs
MLK Heritage Awards
Dance, Music and Spoken Word
30th Anniversary Presentation
Keynote Speaker: Victor Woods
Honor Guard and Proclamation
Speech Excerpt, Final Award and Close
1968 Martin Luther King Jr Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr is remembered on April 5, 1968, the day after his assassination. Combining studio interviews of community and civic leaders with reactions of people on the street, King's legacy and his impact on the civil rights movement are examined. Watch the full program.