Randall Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he joined the faculty in 1984. Professor Kennedy’s research focuses on racial conflict as it relates to legal institutions in American life. His 80+ publications include four single-authored books, one of which – Race, Crime, and the Law – won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 1988.

The theme of the 2010 annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was “Realizing The Dream.” The celebration was an evening of reflection, rejoicing, and renewal of the purpose and principles of Dr. King’s enduring message of peace and equality.

An evening reflecting on Dr. King’s legacy included the Martin Luther King Memorial Lecture, “Is the Election of Barack Obama the Fulfillment of Dr. King’s Dream?” at 5:30 p.m. and “Realizing The Dream” celebration in the Chapel at 7 p.m.