2023 MLK Symposium

Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
(Doors will open at 5:00 PM)

Free admission! All are welcome!

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In partnership with St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1816 Routh Street
Founded in 1873 under a brush arbor in Dallas’ Freedman’s Town, built by freed slaves, and restored by Sidney Pittman, St. Paul celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2023.

Dr. King’s movement poses an uneasy problem, a problem both spiritual and political, an ongoing challenge for individuals of all races and for cities, including Dallas.  Expanding upon the recent Big D Reads initiative focusing on our city’s racial history, the Dallas Institute’s MLK Symposium considers new ways to engage Dr. King’s enduring challenge today.


2023 MLK Symposium Photos

Previous Keynote Speakers
Dallas Institute Media


The Dallas Institute thanks its Martin Luther King Committee

Brian Diggs

Sanderia Faye

Mike Grace

Dionne Kirby

Justin Moore

Richard Oliver

Byron Sanders



Harry S. Moss Foundation

Nancy Cain Marcus, Ph.D. and Sanford Robertson

Communities Foundation of Texas

Bank of America

Texas Women’s Foundation

Ellis Kirk Group

Gail Thomas, Ph.D.

Betty Regard

Stacy J. Anderson