Saturday, JANUARY 21st 

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.


Roland Martin
Host & Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now  


Blackwell Ballroom

Over the course of a journalistic career that has seen him interview multiple U.S. presidents to the top athletes and entertainers in Hollywood, Roland S. Martin is a journalist who has always maintained a clear sense of his calling in this world.

Martin is the host and managing editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now, the first daily morning news program in history to focus on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective. NewsOne Now starts weekdays via its radio platform at 7AM/ET, airing on Radio One network stations in select U.S. Markets and then transitions to TV One at 9AM/ET.

Martin is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate, and is senior analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, where his daily segment is heard on more than 100 stations and 8 million people daily.

Mr. Martin is a life member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc..

He is a 1987 graduate of Jack Yates High School-Magnet School of Communications, and a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism. In May 2008, Martin received a master’s degree in Christian Communications from Louisiana Baptist University.

He has been awarded honorary degrees from Florida Memorial University, University of Maryland-University College and Lemoyne-Owen College.

He is married to the Rev. Jacquie Hood Martin, author of Fulfilled! The Art and Joy of Balanced Living. They reside in Washington, D.C.

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Movie & Discussion: ‘All the Way’ 


Moton Museum           

All The Way offers a riveting behind-the scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Staking his presidency on what would be an historic unprecedented Civil Rights Act, Johnson finds himself caught between the moral imperative of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the expectations of the southern Democratic Party leaders who brought Johnson to power. As King battles to press Johnson while controlling more radical elements of the Civil Rights Movement, Johnson navigates the bill through Congress, winning a landslide victory against Barry Goldwater, but causing the South to defect from the Democratic Party.



MLK Bus Trip:
National Museum of African American History & Culture

All day

Washington, D.C

The MLK Bus Trip to Washington, DC to the Museum of African American History and Culture 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! | Available to students, faculty, and staff (Availability limited) 


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