Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2016

Tuesday, January 19th; 6:30 pm

Emerson Center, Crawford Theater, 111 S. Grand Ave, Bozeman, MT

The 2016 Martin Luther King Day Celebration will feature PechaKucha-style presentations by community members on various aspects of MLK’s legacy, history, and present day implications. 

The pecha kucha format is such that speakers show 20 digital images that advance automatically every 20 seconds while the presenter speaks about an idea, story, initiative, or project for 6 minutes and 40 seconds. We have invited speakers from the Bozeman community to present inspirational, thought-provoking, creative, and profound stories related to Martin Luther King Day.

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Bozeman Martin Luther King Day Organizing Committee (with representatives from the Bozeman Public Library, the Human Resource Development Council, the Pecha Kucha Bozeman Committee, and the Diversity Awareness Office) and the MSU Leadership Institute. 

Questions? Call the Diversity Awareness Office at 406.994.5801.


Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader.

MLK Day 2015

On January 20, 2015, a lecture by Robert Shetterly was held at the Emerson Crawford Theater. Mr. Shetterly is an American artist best known for his portrait series, "Americans Who Tell the Truth," which celebrates citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness. In his lecture, Mr. Shetterly shared the portraits and the impacts of individuals who have fought for civil rights. In the story of his own journey to becoming a social justice activist, the audience were inspired to consider how they too can take part in improving their communities and enriching the lives of others.

The 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day events are sponsored by the Bozeman MLK Day Organizing Committee, Humanities Montana, affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, MSU Diversity Awareness Office, MSU Leadership Institute, MSU Office of the President, Bozeman High School, Headwaters Academy, Sacajawea Middle School, Chief Joseph Middle School, Anderson School, Congregation Beth Shalom Social Service Committee, Bozeman Public Library, Montana Human Rights Network, United Methodist Church Social Justice Committee, and the Magpie Guest House.