Walk the Walk 2017 Candlelight Vigil
In June 1964, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., attended a civil rights rally in Chicago, IL. He spoke at the event before linking arms with Martin Luther King, Jr. and other dignitaries at the event to sing "We Shall Overcome" - a moment captured by an unknown photographer and enshrined in the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and Portraiture. Fr. Hesburgh's involvement in the Civil Rights Movement extended to his service on the civil rights commission, spending the last three years as chair. His dedication to diversity and inclusion is echoed by the University of Notre Dame where we respect the dignity of every person, strive to build a community in which all can flourish, and live in solidarity with all, particularly the most valuable.