Students Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King through Service

Martin Luther King talks to activists from a podium in a small room
Photo provided by Don Cravens/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images
January 20, 2020

“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.” –Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by joining students and alumnae across the United States for the MLK Day of Service. Now in its 25th year, the MLK Day of Service challenges us to spend the day making an impact on our communities through volunteering.

Over the weekend, many Wellesley students answered this call as they began weeklong Wintersession Alternative Breaks through Wellesley’s Career Education. This year, students are serving in communities across the Northeast, including Bangor, Maine; New York City; and Boston. 

Photo: Martin Luther King Jr. outlines boycott strategies to advisors and organizers, including Rosa Parks (center) and Ralph Abernathy (to her left).