Samuel V. Goekjian ’52 built his first “home” on American soil at Syracuse University and he never left his alma mater behind, even though he built an extraordinary career in international law and finance that spanned the globe. After graduating…
Special Moments from the 35th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Members of the University and greater Syracuse communities gathered in the Dome Sunday night for powerful performances and speakers at the 35th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Civil rights leader the Rev. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the spiritual home of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was the featured speaker for the event, which is the largest of its kind on a college campus and seeks to honor the message and mission of Dr. King.
Highlights also included musical and dance performances by students and community members and presentations of the Unsung Hero Awards to five individuals who, in the spirit of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “beloved community,” have made a positive difference in the lives of others.
Below are some of the special moments captured of the evening’s events.