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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an influential and inspiring man who was dedicated to justice in the face of injustice. He was a pastor, humanitarian, activist and civil rights leader. Dr. King believed in nonviolent resistance and strived to make a change through civil disobedience to fight against racial discrimination. In March of 1963, Dr. King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, one of the most significant speeches in American history. Along with his powerful words of truth, Dr. King made many other contributions in the Civil Rights Movement.

 

This week, USF will celebrate his life and legacy with a few special events.

 

Monday, Jan. 20

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday

National Day of Remembrance

 

Tuesday, Jan. 21

MLK Dedication Luncheon

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Place: Marshall Student Center Ballroom

MLK Candlelight Vigil

Time: 9:06 p.m.

Place: MLK Plaza Fountain

 

Wednesday, Jan. 22

University Lecture Series MLK Convocation with Hill Harper

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: Marshall Student Center Ballroom

 

Be sure to attend events this week to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and what did for our country.

 

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Jasmin Lankford is a junior at the University of South Florida majoring in mass communications with a minor in creative writing. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus USF. Jasmin is also the Communications committee chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Student Leadership Society and the Media Coordinator of The Poets at USF. She loves to write about literature, fashion, art, student life and pop culture. She aspires to publish a bestselling book, write and edit for a newspaper or magazine, travel the world, and more. Read her blog here!
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