Brown University 2021 Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture.

About this Event

On February 25, 2021, The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity hosted the Brown University 2021 Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture: A Legacy of Purpose, Truth and Justice featuring Yamiche Alcindor.  Please click on the link below to access the recording of the lecture. Your Brown credentials will be required in order to view the video.

2021 Annual MLK Lecture Video: A Legacy of Purpose, Truth and Justice featuring Yamiche Alcindor

Alcindor has become a go-to voice in analyzing the most critical issues of our time as the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and an NBC and MSNBC Political Contributor.

As an MSNBC contributor, she often appears on shows like Morning Joe, Meet the Press, and Andrea Mitchell Reports. Earlier in her career, she was a national reporter for The New York Times, writing about politics and social issues, and a journalist with USA Today, writing about criminal justice and fast-breaking stories. She has covered the impact of Presidential policies on the working-class, immigration, and breaking news coming out of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. She has also reported on the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders, the legacy of President Obama as well as how police killings affect communities and children.

The recipient of the White House Correspondents’ Association Aldo Beckman Award for Overall Excellence in White House Coverage as well as the 2020 NABJ Journalist of the Year Award, Alcindor has become a steady voice in journalism. She earned a master’s degree in broadcast news and documentary filmmaking from New York University and a bachelor’s in English, government and African American studies from Georgetown University. 

The Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Brown on multiple occasions in the 1960s, including an April 1967 visit less than one year before his death, where he delivered an impassioned speech on the Vietnam War and civil rights in America.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, organized by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, was established at Brown in 1996, with former New York Mayor David Dinkins as the inaugural speaker. Past lecturers have included author and activist Cornel West; activist and educator Angela Davis; President and CEO of the National Urban League Hugh B. Price; community therapist, poet and filmmaker Lee Mun Wah; Professor Emerita of Emory University and President Emerita of Spelman College Johnetta B. Cole; Professor of Law at Harvard Law School Randall Kennedy; President and CEO of the United Negro College Fund Michael Lomax, and Chicana activist and author Elizabeth Martinez.

This was a virtual event.

Closed Captioning and live ASL interpreting were available for this event.