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2024 Series on Racial Justice and Reconciliation

Photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King on the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965.

What is the Series on Racial Justice and Reconciliation?

A black and white image of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his sermon, "The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life," at a church service in the Mount Holyoke College amphitheater

The College annually embarks upon an intentionally focused series of events in honor of the distinctive legacies of racial justice activists Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each year, departments across the College embrace our interconnectedness and seek to encourage and foster racial healing, justice and reconciliation through these initiatives. Our 2023 events are intended to educate, encourage and uplift others in our work towards cultivating racial healing and building community solidarity. We continue to focus on challenging anti-Blackness, anti-Semitism and all forms of oppression that perpetuate racial and social inequities.

This guide contains information about the events that will take place both virtually and in-person on campus, and offers resources to empower you to more deeply explore the ideas and themes of the program. If you have questions or experience any difficulties accessing materials, please feel free to contact us at


What is the National Day of Racial Healing?

Blue logo for the National Day of Racial Healing on a white background.From the National Day of Racial Healing website: This annual observance is hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and was created with and builds on the work and learnings of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) community partners. Fundamental to this day is a clear understanding that racial healing is at the core of racial equity. This day is observed every year on the Tuesday following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


Image Credits

This guide includes images from the following sources:

  • The Mount Holyoke College Archives 
  • The National Day of Racial Healing Facebook Page
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