College to Host Lecture as Part of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration
Events and Lectures

Franklin College will host the third lecture in its 2022-2023 Convocation Lecture Series on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at 4 p.m. in Richardson Chapel. The lecture, titled “Where Do We Go from Here? Dr. King’s Legacy and the Crisis of American Democracy,” will be presented by Nyle Fort, Ph.D., and is part of the college’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration.

Fort is a minister, scholar and social justice activist committed to transformative justice. His lecture will highlight the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in light of the crises we face today as a nation and global community. Fort will discuss the urgent need for students, educators and community members to fight for justice as issues of racism, police brutality, economic inequality, xenophobia, climate change and more threaten our social fabric. Most importantly, his lecture will help us think about what we can do individually and collectively to create the world we all deserve.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is requested at

Franklin College tradition includes hosting an annual Convocation Lecture Series that promotes the ideals of the institution. The college upholds a common set of values that enhances the community and sustains personal, spiritual and professional growth for a lifetime. The college values people of integrity, a commitment to inclusivity, a culture of intellectual curiosity, the drive for innovation and creativity and the spirit of community.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

POSTED Dec 7, 2022