Virginia Commonwealth University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week (MLK Week) was established in 2014 to honor and raise awareness of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through VCU and Richmond community-wide educational programs that commemorate his distinguished contributions, leadership, spirit of service and dedication to nonviolence and justice.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first observed as a national holiday in 1986 and for more than 30 years, American institutions of higher education have organized celebrations to honor the late civil rights leader.

VCU MLK Week returns for a fith year, from Monday, Jan. 15 to Sunday, January 21, 2018. 

Watch Dr. Rao speak about the MLK Celebration ยป