MLK CommemorationPublished Jan 16, 2017
Robert Higgins, the first African-American to be named head of a department at Johns Hopkins Medicine, delivered the keynote address at the 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration in East Baltimore on Friday afternoon. His talk centered on opportunity, dedication to service, and the ability to gain something precious through loss. Higgins was among several Johns Hopkins leaders who spoke at the event, honoring the memory and legacy of the late civil rights leader. "The torch will be passed," Higgins said, "to those who care and who recognize the importance of the work ahead."