Auburn University to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - WRBL

Auburn University to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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AUBURN, Ala. -

Auburn University will honor slain Civil Rights Leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. with a series of events scheduled for January 20-24.

Columbus City Manager Isaiah Hugley will help kick off the celebration as the keynote speaker for a scholarship breakfast on Monday, January 20 at 7 a.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Tickets can be purchased by calling (334) 844-5042.

Monday's events also will include a community-wide day of service, for which registration is required. To register, call (334) 844-5042.

Auburn University's first black students: Harold Franklin, Samuel Pettijohn, Willie Wyatt Jr. and Anthony Lee. A free public forum will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the hotel auditorium.

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Dwayne Cox, head of Special Collections and Archives for Auburn University Libraries, will speak as part of the Commemoration Lecture Series. His talk, titled "Segregation, Desegregation and the Vestiges of Segregation at Auburn University," will be held at 3 p.m. in Special Collections and Archives at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

On Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., a Voices of Freedom Interfaith Service will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center auditorium and will feature various local gospel choirs.

The film "Imitation of Life" will be shown as part of the Auburn University Multicultural Center's Watch and Learn Series on Friday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. in the Student Center, room 1330.

 

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