I am extremely proud that Loretta Lynch is a Harvard alumna. She is a courageous individual whose work offers inspiration as well as hope.
May she remind us today—and later this year—of the power of persistence in the uneven path toward justice.”
Lawrence S. Bacow, President of Harvard University
The 2022 honoree
Freeman A. Hrabowski III
The lecture’s first honoree, Freeman A. Hrabowski III, is celebrated for his leadership in developing a national educational model for students from diverse backgrounds to excel in science, technology, engineering, and math.
The Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging is now accepting nominations. All members of the Harvard community are invited to submit a nominee for the 2024 lecture. Nominees do not need to be a member of the Harvard community; individuals from a range of disciplines and backgrounds are welcome. Nominees should embody the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of civic leadership.