Past MLK Speakers


Past MLK Day Speakers

The World Comes to Andover


Nikki Giovanni

World Renowned Poet, Activist, Commentator Nikki Giovanni keynoted our 30th Anniversary MLK Day, 10 years after her first visit to Andover.
2020 MLK Day Workshops


Patrisse Cullors

Co Founder of #BlackLivesMatter; Author of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir; Artist, Organizer and founder of Dignity and Power Now.


Claudia Rankine

Author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; editor of The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind; Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University.

2017: Melissa Harris Perry

Author of Sister Citizen; Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University; Founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center and Wake the Vote; former host of self-titled MSNBC show.

2016: Janet Mock

Author of Redefining Realness; Executive Producer and Writer for POSE FX, former host of MSNBC series “So POPular” .

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