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2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: Heather McGhee: About


Note (5/12/21): This Research Guide was created for a specific event on a set date or time. It will not be continually updated. After four years Kelvin Smith Library archives all event specific Research Guides.

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This guide was created for the keynote speaker of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation in 2021. Each year, Case Western Reserve University honors Martin Luther King, Jr.—the holiday, the man and the legacy—with a celebration that includes a range of activities including workshops, films, panel discussions and acclaimed speakers. The 2021 celebration theme is “Closing the Divide: Building Communities of Support, Belonging, and Togetherness.”

You may wish to explore additional information about this year's guest speaker on the pages linked below:


Headshot of Heather McGheeNow a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, McGhee holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Civic Participation, and serves on multiple boards of trustees, including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Indivisible.  

For more information, please visit and follow Heather on Twitter: @hmcghee and Instagram and Facebook: @HeatherCMcGhee