MLK, Jr. Commemorative Events

Description: UVa-Wise will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. today with a dinner, music, lecture and a variety of performances.

The public is invited to participate in the event, which begins with a free dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the First Church of God in Wise. A candlelight march from the First Church of God through downtown Wise begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at the Wise Baptist Church, where the formal program will begin at 7 p.m.

Elder Charles Hawkins of Kingsport will deliver the lecture for the 7 p.m. program. The event will also feature songs from the Mt. Sinai Men’s group from Lynch, Ky., an interpretive dance by Hannah Jones and Shameeka Shepard, and a performance by Grace Livingston portraying Coretta Scott King. Justin Preston will recite King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

For more information, contact the Office of College Relations at 276-376-1027.
Location: Wise
Date: Monday, 1/20/2014
Time: 5:30pm EST
Access: Public
Category: General College Events*
Created by: Student Life
Updated: Wednesday, 1/15/2014 5:36pm EST