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Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Week

Martin Luther King Jr. Awareness Week

The Art Project that Murkland Elementary collaborates with the UMass Lowell Office of Multicultural Affairs every year for Martin Luther King Jr. Awareness Week.  All fourth graders under the guidance of Ms. Julia D’Angelo paint their rendition of the MLK theme, then the school hosts a contest.  This year four winners were chosen. The artwork and winning pieces can been viewed until the end of February at UMass Lowell, University Crossing, Moloney Hall (UC 260).  We were fortunate this year to be able to record the work of one of the fourth grade art class as they began their artwork.

OMA also collaborates with Stoklosa Middle School for an essay contest on the MLK theme.  Winners of the essay contest and their writings can also be viewed in Moloney until the end of February.

2017 Schedule of Events

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MLK Week will be occurring at the end of January leading into Black History in February. This year we will have multiple programs including our annual MLK Dinner & Celebration.

Watch a video of last year's MLK celebration!


Contact Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs Elsie Otero at

To see pictures from last year's dinner please visit the online gallery.