MLK Challenge


Student Union Ballroom and Moton Museum

*Register HERE!

Anyone can be great because anyone can serve! What better way to celebrate his memory and his mission than by engaging ourselves in community service? Too many people see the MLK Holiday as just another day off. My hope is that the MLK Service Challenge helps Longwood see this holiday as a “day on” and not a day off. We want to challenge faculty, staff and students to CELEBRATE this remembering Dr. Kings words and giving back to their community.

For more information on accepting the 2016 MLK Challenge please  contact Jordan Bynum.




Moton Museum (meeting at the Student Union steps)

Join us as we take a moment of silence for the many young black lives that have been lost due to violence. We will hold a vigil allowing members of the community to reflect and host a panel discussion with community leaders to give practical ways that people can assist with raising awareness and combatting the increase in violence towards of young men and women of color.


For more information about this event please contact Courtney Addison at



Dr. Joy DeGruy


 Jarman Auditorium


Dr. Joy DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, author and presenter. DeGruy is an ambassador for healing and a voice for those who’ve struggled in search of the past, and continue to struggle through the present. Dr. DeGruy is the acclaimed author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome — America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: The Study Guide, and has another book in the works, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Part 2: Be The Healing.


Dr. DeGruy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications; two master’s degrees in Social Work and Clinical Psychology; and a Ph.D. in Social Work Research. With over twenty years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work, she gives a practical insight into various cultural and ethnic groups that forms the basis of contemporary American society.


Through lectures, workshops, seminars and special guest appearances, Dr. DeGruy has shined a light on the critical issues affecting society. Those who have experienced her in person, can tell you that they have been “stimulated, enlightened and inspired.” Her seminars have been lauded as the most dynamic and inspirational currently being presented on the topics of culture, race relations and contemporary social issues.


For more of Dr. Joy DeGruy’s work, please visit:


Common Ties: A Night of Celebration and Reflection Reception

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 Moton Museum           

 Join us for a night of reflection and celebration as the Longwood University and Farmville communities come together to honor the legacy of the civil rights movement and forge a new bond of cooperation and collaboration. This black-tie optional reception and silent auction will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Moton Museum from 5-7pm. Tickets are $10 per person and $18 per couple with entertainment provided by local artists.

 Ticket Purchase:

(information coming soon!)



MLK Bus Trip

 All day

Greensboro, N.C.

The MLK Bus Trip to Greensboro, NC is an interactive experiential program that encourages student learning, reflection, and development with regards to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and the ongoing movements for social justice. Echoing this year’s theme, we will take a trip through the past to explore the Civil Rights Movement and the challenges those involved faced, and on our journey back to Longwood students will be prompted to begin to connect this information they learned on the trip to the current events in the social justice movement and their current Longwood experiences, thus resulting in more civically aware and engaged students.


$5 Register Here!


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