• Terrence Roberts
    Keynote: Terrence Roberts

    In 1957, at the age of 15, Roberts was one of the “Little Rock Nine” African-American high school students who desegregated Little Rock (Arkansas) Central High School. The entire world watched as these students, known as the Little Rock Nine, braved intimidation by the Arkansas National Guard and ugly threats from segregationists who opposed public school integration following the historic Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.

    Capital University welcomes everyone to join us in celebrating 25 years of service, legacy and community during our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning. This year's event will be on Monday, January 18, on Capital University's main campus, located at 1 College and Main, in Bexley. The day will begin at 8 am with a community gathering and procession from The Capital Center to Mees Hall, followed by a keynote address at 9 am by historic civil rights activist Terrence Roberts.

    In addition to the keynote address, highlights of the day include workshops on rights and racism today, works from The Schumacher Gallery, food and music at a jazz luncheon, and activities for children.

    The community is encouraged to join us in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King. All events are open to the public. With the exception of the jazz luncheon, all events are free. The lunch is $14 for those not on the university meal plan; $12 for Capital faculty/staff with a current ID; and $6 for children 10 and younger. Please note the location of the Hank Marr Luncheon has been moved to The Capital Center. Children participating in the day’s events must be accompanied by an adult.

    Download the MLK Day of Learning Poster

  • Schedule of Events - January 18, 2016

    8:00 AM Community Gathering
    The Capital Center

    Sponsored by
    Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society
    8:50 AM Procession to Mees Hall 
    Departing from the Capital Center
    9:00 AM Convocation
    Conservatory of Music, Mees Hall

    Gay S. Steele Keynote Speaker:
    Terrence Roberts
    Historic Civil Rights Activist and Member of the Little Rock Nine 
    Congressional Gold Medal Recipient
    9:30 AM -1:15 PM Admission Office Visits and Campus Tours  
    Student Union
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Campus Workshops 
    Download a full schedule of the workshops

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

    Featured Musicians
    Bobby Floyd, Byron Stripling, Michael Cox, and Robert Breithaupt

    Tickets will be on sale in the lobby of the Capital Center from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ($14.00 for those not on a meal plan; $12.00 for Capital faculty/staff with I.D; and $6.00 for Children 10 and under)
    12:30 PM - 4 PM Drop the “I” Word Awareness Campaign
    Capital Center
     Field House

    I Have A Dream Diversity Quilt Project
    Capital Center
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Reception with Gay Steele
    The Kerns Religious Life Center - Stegemoeller Lounge
    5:30 - 8:30 PM The Van Buren Community Center Service Project 
    Capital University Students Only