Register today! January 27, 2021, 7 p.m. EST

Join us for the 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition. The competition honors the oratorical legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by inviting student speakers to expand on a selected Dr. King quote to share their social justice vision of the future. The competition is decided by a select group of faculty, alumni, and staff.

This year’s selected quote: It’s alright to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speaking This Year's Selected Quote

This year’s selected quote:

It’s alright to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.