January 17 Memorial Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr

  • January 17 Memorial Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr

January 17 Memorial Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr

Soloists from the Auburn University Gospel Choir will perform in concert Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m.in Foy Hall on the Auburn campus. He went on to earn a B.A. from the highly respected Morehouse College in 1948. Day is Monday, Jan. 16, established as a federal holiday to honor King and observed for the first time in 1986.

The school's fifth graders have been hard at work since last month composing essays on topics related to Martin Luther King Jr. for a contest. It's also the place where Oklahoma City's black community gathered to mourn on April 4, 1968, when word spread of King's assassination in Memphis. The two-hour celebration will feature inspirational musical performances, speeches, poetry, a recitation of King's "I Have a Dream" speech and a birthday cake reception, she said. "In that dream, he hoped for a brighter future for our young people".

Boone will speak Thursday, Jan. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom. Imad is the chair of Islamic Studies and a chaplain at Oklahoma City University. As chairman, he has consistently worked toward building unity among community organizations.

The theme for the week of service is: "In service, in work, one community".

The Ojai Valley Youth Foundation's MLK Day planning committee includes teenagers from both Nordhoff and Villanova high schools under the direction of adult volunteer Kate Russell.

Students, staff and faculty are involved in planning the event, which is free and open to the public. People are asked to RSVP by January 11 to Deedra Vice at deedra.vice@normanok.gov.

SUNY Geneseo students and local senior citizens will celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.by working together on an outreach effort to home-bound senior citizens as part of the college's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Children up to age 11 are invited to participate.