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Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16, 2023

MLK Commemoration with GSU logo.

Visit for information about MLK Jr. Day events on campus and in the community.

Monday, January 16, 2023, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Although Dr. King was born on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday in January. Meant to be “a day on, not a day off,” this year’s celebration will mark the 37th anniversary of the establishment of this day of service as a federal holiday.

Georgia State University is hosting multiple events in commemoration of Dr. King, beginning on January 16 and extending into February, which is Black History Month. Important events include the following (more information and any registration/RSVP information at each link):

For more information about these events and other local and community events, please visit GSU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s MLK Commemoration Page at

The GSU Library has many resources to help you learn more about Dr. King, the Civil Rights Movement, and Black activism today. Here is a list of some (but not all! there are more!) newly acquired resources on these topics:

About Dr. King

About the Civil Rights Movement

Black Activism Today