Photo gallery Marking MLK Day with a history-making leader

January 21, 2019

Mandela Barnes, who earlier this month became Wisconsin’s first African-American lieutenant governor, gave the keynote speech at this year’s campus celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo: A group of teenagers sing at the podium.

Members of the UW Gospel Choir sing to open the event. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of Barnes at podium

Barnes' keynote speech was titled "Manifesting the Dreams of the Movement." Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of Barnes gesturing to the crowd

Barnes acknowledges the audience's standing ovation. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Four people laugh and talk at a table.

Edward Brown, Jr., chief of staff for the Chief Diversity Officer; Karla Foster, assistant director of Cultural Programming for the Multicultural Student Center; Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims; and Associate Dean Bonnie Candia-Bailey a share a laugh following the event. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo: Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes talks with a former teacher of his.

Shahanna Baldon, director of professional learning for the Minority Student Achievement Network, speaks with Barnes. Baldon taught Barnes at John Marshall High School in Milwaukee. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Guests listen to speakers and talk.

Guests listen to speakers and talk. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo: A close up of drawings being colored in.

Participants color pictures of sports figure Muhammad Ali and writer Maya Angelou. Photo by: Jeff Miller

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