Martin Luther King Remembrance


Monday, April 13th
6:00 PM               Community Dinner (Refectory)
7:00 PM               “Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership:  On Violence and the Dream,” a lecture by Dr. Erica Edwards, Associate Professor of English at the University of California-Riverside (LPE Interim Chapel)
Tuesday, April 14th
8:15 AM               “Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership:  On the Promise of the Earthly,” a lecture by Dr. Erica Edwards (LPE Interim Chapel)
8:45 AM               Refreshments (Addison Atrium)
Breakout into Formation Groups for Discussion of Lectures  (Assigned classrooms are noted below)
12:00 PM            Holy Eucharist-- Bishop Nathan Baxter as celebrant; Bishop G. Wayne Smith as preacher
Also, if you are interested in Dr. King’s legacy in light of mass incarceration, please join our dinner discussion with representatives from “Why We Can’t Wait/DC’s Church-wide Response to Mass Incarceration.”  This discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 PM in Addison 101.  We have limited capacity for this event so please RSVP to if you have not done so already.

Today Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an international figure and symbol for justice and human rights.  His clarion call for love and equal rights resounds with people from virtually all sectors of the society, spanning a broad array of political, religious and social perspectives.  Yet before he became an international icon, he was a preacher of the gospel and a local pastor.   In celebrating Dr. King’s life and legacy, we seek to remember his vocation and preserve the prophetic edge that is so clear in his life work. 

The Rev. Canon Dr. Kortright Davis gave the Martin Luther King, Jr. lectures on April 7-8, 2014. 

Donyelle McCray
Director of the Office of Multicultural Ministries 
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road,
Alexandria, VA 22304

phone: 703-461-1765