Our Schedule:


8:45 am                         

Students and Faculty Arrive in Hess Auditorium

9 – 10 am       

Peniel Joseph Virtual Keynote Address and Q & A Session*

10 – 10:30 am     

Snack Break in Hess Lobby

10:30 – 11:30 am     

Post Keynote Debriefing Session

11:30 – 11:40 pm     

First Waiter Table Setting**

11:45 – 12:30 pm     

Lunch in Advisory Groups

12:40 – 1:40 pm       

Ninth-grade Dignity workshops

Tenth-grade, junior, and senior elective workshops

1:50 – 2:10 pm         

Closing Session in the Hess

* Please note the program now begins at 9:00 am rather than 8:30 am

**First waiters for each advisory group can be excused from the debriefing sessions at 11:25 am



Remember:  Student attire for Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Academic Dress.

Meet Our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Keynote Speaker

Peniel E. Joseph

Peniel E. Joseph is the Barbara Jordan Chair of Political Values and Ethics at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written several books on African American history, including The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr and Stokely: A Life. He resides in Austin, Texas.

In The Sword and the Shield, Peniel E. Joseph offers a paradigm-shifting dual biography of the leaders, presenting a more nuanced narrative that pushes readers to reconsider these two leaders and the era they came to define. Joseph depicts both men not as antagonists but as revolutionaries who confronted the same problem from two different perspectives. As Joseph explains, examining their political lives next to one another provides a more complicated, but ultimately more satisfying, understanding of these men and the times they shaped.


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