Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning at Capital University | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Save the date for MLK Day of Learning at Capital University on Monday, January 15, 2018

    Herman Boone at Capital UniversityCapital University is pleased to announce its MLK Day of Learning Speaker will be coach Herman Boone, whose story was captured by the monumentally popular Disney film "Remember the Titans." 

    In 1971, racial tensions ran high in Alexandria, Virginia, as three schools were integrated to form T.C. Williams High School. Herman Boone—portrayed by Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, faced the challenge of a lifetime in uniting black and white players from previously rival schools in the newly-created Titan football team.

    Read more about Coach Boone's story here.

    The theme for the 2018 Day of Learning, “The Power of We: Advancing Human Dignity,” echoes the rich history of Dr. King and the steps the community and nation have taken toward equality. Following the convocation, a series of activities will take place, inviting active participation in the day of learning. Themed workshops, put on by various student, professors, staff and community organizations, will be enjoyed throughout campus.

    Get directions, parking information, and a campus map
    *S7 will be reserved for handicapped parking on Monday, January 15, 2018 before 8:45 a.m.


    27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning Opening Convocation

  • Schedule of Events - January 15, 2018

    8:00 AM Community Gathering
    The Capital Center
    8:50 AM Procession to Mees Hall 
    Departing from the Capital Center
    9:00 AM Convocation
    Conservatory of Music, Mees Hall
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Morning Campus Workshops (Download full schedule)
    Various locations on Campus

    Kids Korner (must be accompanied an adults)
    The Capital Center
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM The Hank Marr Luncheon
    The Capital Center

    Lunch is $14 for those not on the university meal plan; $12 for Capital faculty/staff with a current ID, and senior citizens (those over 65); and $6 for children 10 and younger.
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Afternoon Campus Workshops 
    Various locations on Campus

    Workshop Topics

    • Achieving the College Dream: Admission and Financial Aid Roadmap to Success
    • The Blacker the Berry
    • Black Voter Suppression and The Black Church’s Response
    • Islam and Muslims in America
    • Human Dignity and Bias Response: Addressing Bias Incidents
    • Crossing Identity Boundaries and Communicating Across Difference
    • “I’m not Racist!” - Courageous conversations and the need for productive struggle.
    • #Woke- When Culture and Education Meet
    • Productive Time Management and Building Positive Relationships
    • No Place Like Home: Barriers to Obtaining and Maintaining Safe, Decent, Affordable Housing
    • Say It Loud, Part 2! How Black Music Helped Shape A Cultural Narrative That Encouraged Sustained
      Political Engagement in the 20th Century
    • The Dream For Equality - U.S. Immigration: DACA Immigrant Activism

    (Download full schedule)