MLK-related activities at Hastings College

Hastings College has scheduled several activities as part of its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, on Monday, January 16, in addition to hosting a speaker, Albert Maxey, the evening of Wednesday, January 18. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, January 16 Events

9:30 to 10:00 a.m. — MLK Youth Pre-Rally (livestream) in Hazelrigg Student Union

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. — MLK Youth Rally (livestream) in Hazelrigg Student Union

The events above are livestreamed from Lincoln, Nebraska. The 28th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Rally theme is MLK to Me • “Walk Together.” They can be viewed online at or Additional information can be found at

During the day, Executive President Dr. Rich Lloyd will share a video with campus on the State of Diversity at Hastings College, including an update on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts on campus. Additional events for students are planned for the afternoon.

Wednesday, January 18 Events

NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to January 31.

Albert Maxey of Lincoln, Nebraska, will share his life’s “walk” with a talk and question and answer session beginning at 7:00 p.m. in French Memorial Chapel. Maxey will inspire attendees with the many steps he’s taken, including:

  • As an officer for 34 years with the Lincoln Police Department. He was the second Black officer hired by the department, and in 1964 was assigned to spend the day with the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a speaking visit to Pershing Auditorium.
  • As a member of the famed Crispus Attucks High School team in Indianapolis, Indiana, that made history in 1955 and became the first all-black team to win a state championship in any sport, anywhere in the country.
  • As a scholar-athlete for the University of Nebraska, where he played basketball.
  • As a respected civic leader, husband and father.

Maxey is also an artist, and will have select pieces available for viewing beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the lobby of Scott Studio Theater. A reception with Maxey is set for 5:30 p.m. in the theater.

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