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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Martin Luther King, Jr

MLK Day Speaker Archives

2022 & 2023 Speaker

Elwood Robinson

Dr. Elwood Robinson, Chancellor of Winston Salem State University
11 am, January 17, 2023
Hayworth Chapel

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Worship Service at High Point University brings back the most influential preachers in the world to commemorate and celebrate Dr. King’s memory and legacy. It is a unique worship experience that testifies to what a values-based, liberal arts education does: inspiring intellectual growth in service of a transformed world shaped by justice and compassion.

Dr. Elwood Robinson serves as the Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University. A native of Ivanhoe, NC, Robinson graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina Central University in 1978. He then earned a master’s degree from Fisk University before completing a pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center. He then earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Pennsylvania State University. He has served as founding Dean of the NCCU College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and as Provost and Vice-President of Cambridge College.

2021- Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton-View Service

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2020 – Rev. Michael Walrond

2019 - Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
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2018 - Bishop Vashti McKenzie
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2017 – Bishop Jonathan Holston
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2016 – Rev. Prince Rivers

2015, 2009 – Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock
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2014 – Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman
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2013 – Dr. Clifford Jones

2012 – Rev. Tyrone Gordon

2011 – Dr. Charles Adams

2010 – Rev. Dr. H.
Beecher Hicks, Jr.

2008 – Rev. Dr. John Kinney

2007 – Rev. Dr. James Forbes

2006 - Ms Wanda Stark

2003 – Rev. Arnetta Beverly