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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole
Thursday, January 25
7pm - 9pm
Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration program pays tribute to the life and impact of Dr. King. This year's remembrance is part of the yearlong celebration of the 50th Anniversary of African Americans at the College.

    Onawumi Jean Moss, the Soulful Storyteller
    Thursday, April 12
    5:30pm - 7pm
    Sadler Center, Tidewater A/B

    Ms. Moss is a storyteller, narrator, keynote speaker and author. Her performances encourage pride of heritage, appreciation of cultural differences and recognition of kinship, as well as inspire imagination, motivation, reflection and inquiry. 

    Black Opera Gala
    Friday, April 13
    7pm - 8:30pm
    Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

    Opera in Williamsburg will present a melange of scenes from Black operas. This performance is part of the year-long celebration to observe the 50th Anniversary of African Americans in Residence at William & Mary.

    Ongoing Events

    Brave Enough to be First: Exploring 50 Years of African Americans in Residence at William & Mary
    Friday, September 15 - Sunday, May 13
    Swem Library, Marshall Gallery, First Floor Rotunda

    Brave Enough to be First serves to honor the legacy of the three women who were the first African Americans in residence at William & Mary, to shed light on just how far we have come, and to inspire continued diversity and inclusion.

    Building on the Legacy: African American Art from the Permanent Collection
    Saturday, September 2 - Sunday, January 14
    Muscarelle Museum of Art

    Fred Eversley, 50 Years an Artist: Light & Space & Energy 
    Saturday, September 2 - Sunday, December 10
    Muscarelle Museum of Art
    Living the Legacy: Oral Histories Commemorating 50 years of African Americans in Residence
    Thursday, August 31 - Monday, January 15
    Swem Library, Entrance Gallery

    Living the Legacy is a dynamic exhibit featuring the intricate, inspiring stories of African Americans who experienced these inaugural years firsthand and who broke barriers for the generations to come.