Dr. Deborah King has been awarded the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award for Lifetime Achievement. This prestigious accolade recognizes her work over many decades as a leader working toward social justice in her research, pedagogy, and program-building work and as a mentor to generations of faculty and students. She has been one of the major figures who has built and maintained the African and African American Studies program as a space for social justice and politically engaged critical thought and action.
Dr. King will be presented with the award at a ceremony to which the general public is invited on January 25, 2018. More information here on Dartmouth's events calendar.
About the Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice awards:
Dartmouth’s Social Justice Awards, co-sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity, William Jewett Tucker Center, Dartmouth Center for Service, and Geisel School of Medicine, were established to recognize members of the Dartmouth community including alumni/ae, current and former faculty, staff, student groups and others with ties to the college, who have contributed significantly to peace, civil rights, education, public health, environmental justice, or social justice.
The awards honor members of the Dartmouth community who have demonstrated their compassion, perseverance, courage, and leadership by engaging in the difficult work of fostering human dignity and our common humanity through their projects, programs, and visions. The Awards are given in four categories: Emerging Leadership, Ongoing Commitment, Lifetime Achievement and Student Organization.