Dream Week 2017 at SMU set for Jan. 16-28

Events honoring the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dream Week Schedule

January 16 – 28

  • Monday, January 16
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade
    10 a.m. | Begins @ MLK Blvd & Holmes Street


  • Tuesday, January 24
    Film Screening: Standing on My Sister’s Shoulder 6 p.m. | HTSC
    Sponsored by Women & LGBT Center


  • Wednesday, January 25
    Real Talk
    12:30 p.m. | HTSC
    Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and International Student & Scholar Services


  • Thursday, January 26
    SMU’s Commemorative Unity Walk 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Starts at HTSC Commons


  • Saturday, January 28
    MLK Service Day
    10:30 – 3:30 p.m. | HTSC Ballroom Sign up at www.smu.edu/volunteer Free Brunch + Transportation
    Co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Community Engagement & Leadership Center, SMU Panhellenic, SMU NRHH

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at SMU

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to a standing-room-only audience in SMU's McFarlin Auditorium on March 17, 1966.

The letter of invitation was sent to Dr. King by then-SMU Student Senate Vice President Bert Moore on behalf of the Student Senate. Moore, a theology student, had traveled to Montgomery, Ala., to participate in a civil rights march with Dr. King. He was introduced to the crowd by Students' Association Academic Committee Chair Charles Cox.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks at SMU in 1966    • Hear or download Dr. King's speech at SMU audio icon
   • Transcript of Dr. King's speech at SMU
   • SMU Student Senate invitation to Dr. King 
   • Transcript of introduction of Dr. King by Cox
   • Coverage by the SMU student newspaper

Dr. King spoke in SMU's McFarlin Auditorium. The recording of Dr. King's speech was made with a hand-held recorder brought to McFarlin Auditorium that day by Gene Halaburt of Dallas, who graciously provided a copy to SMU. The people pictured behind Dr. King are (left to right): Bernard Lee, special assistant to Dr. King; Charles Cox, the chair of the Students' Association Academic Committee (now called the Student Senate); Bert Moore, vice president of the SMU Students' Association; and Sanford Coon, Perkins School of Theology student.