Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Commemoration and Open House
Sunday, January 14

Keynote and Honoree 

Jennifer Jones Ausitn

CEO and Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA)

Open House
12 pm, Dining Hall

Students will learn about Queens College’s degree programs, admissions, and financial aid options. 



President Frank H. Wu

Queens College

Greetings Student

William Barron 

Queens College Student Association President


Makayla Noble 

QC Black Student Union President

The Black National Anthem

“Lift Every Voice and Sing”

Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise High as the listening skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us,
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on till victory is won.

Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chastening rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet

Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears have been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,

Out from the gloomy past,
Till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,

Thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who has by Thy might Led us into the light,

Keep us forever in the path, we pray.

Lest our feet stray from the places, Our God, where we met Thee;
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;

Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
May we forever stand.

True to our GOD,

True to our native land

By James Weldon Johnson
(June 17, 1871 – June 26, 1938)

Originally written by Johnson for a presentation in celebration of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. This was originally performed in Jacksonville, Florida, by children.

Vocalist – Aisayma Lennard, Admissions Counselor

Pianist – Nathan Ferraz