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Graduate Student Wins Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Logo Contest

MLK Celebration Logo

This logo created by a Georgetown MBA student will be used throughout the "Let Freedom Ring!" celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

December 6, 2011 – Mark Waks (MBA'13) has won the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Let Freedom Ring!" Logo Contest for a design that includes the words of King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech in a textured background.  

The yearly contest invites all members of the university community to submit a logo that reflects the legacy and spirit of King. 

The winning logo is used to represent events taking place on campus during the weeklong "Let Freedom Ring" celebration following Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 16, and is also used as a moniker for the annual concert hosted jointly by the university and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  

Tone of Conviction

Logos this year were meant to reflect the theme of the celebration,“A Dream Deferred: The Unfinished Business of Economic Justice for All,” as well as the 10th anniversary of the joint Georgetown-Kennedy Center concert.

All members of the Washington, D.C., and surrounding communities are invited to celebrate King's legacy, free of charge, at the Kennedy Center's evening of remembrance and song.

In describing the motivation behind his winning logo, Waks said, "I chose to focus on the words Dr. King used in his 'I Have a Dream speech' [because] for me, it is his use of language and the conviction in his tone that sets him apart."

The logo will be posted around campus in the weeks leading up to the celebration.


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