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MSU to Host MLK Week

Jan 14, 2017

Credit Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Office of Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development has announced a week-long celebration to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16-19.

The commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. encompasses a slate of events organized by faculty, staff, and students. Activities include various educational programs to encourage active participation by the campus and nearby community.

MLK Celebration Schedule of Events:

Monday, Jan. 16

Memorial Walk and Speech 6 p.m. 002 Breckinridge Hall. Hot chocolate and coffee will be provided. Sponsored by SAIL and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Art Exhibit: The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Athena Room, Camden-Carroll Library. The exhibit will run through March 1.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

MLK Documentary and Discussion of his Legacy 6 p.m. - 112 Radar Hall. Popcorn and drinks provided. Sponsored by SAIL and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Thursday, Jan. 19

An Evening of Arts and Culture, 7 p.m., Button Drill Room

Additional information is available by contacting Student Activities, Inclusion and Leadership Development at 606-783-2071.

A civil rights activist, Dr. King was a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. His most famous address was the "I Have A Dream" speech. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968. A bill was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Dr. King. It was first observed in 1986, although it was not observed in all states until the year 2000.

In observance of the Dr. Martin L. King Jr. holiday, Morehead State University will be closed Monday, Jan. 16. Offices will reopen and classes will begin on regular schedule at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17.