Photo gallery Marking MLK Day with a history-making leader
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.
Members of the UW Gospel Choir sing to open the event.
Barnes' keynote speech was titled "Manifesting the Dreams of the Movement."
Barnes acknowledges the audience's standing ovation.
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.
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.
Guests listen to speakers and talk.
Participants color pictures of sports figure Muhammad Ali and writer Maya Angelou.