MLK Jr Day 2011: UNC events

Martin Luther King Jr Day is just around the corner!  This Monday evening, the Stone Center & the Carolina Black Caucus will be co-sponsoring the annual “He Was a Poem, He Was a Song” event, which explores Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy through music, poetry and spoken word.  FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.  For more info, click here.
This program is also part of UNC-Chapel Hill’s MLK Jr Birthday Celebration, outlined below.  Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public, but some events require registration. For more information, contact UNC-Chapel Hill Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at (919) 962-6962 or by email (
Monday, January 17
Day for Service
MLK Youth Leadership Program
Rally, March, and Service
Unity Dinner
He Was a Poem, He Was a Song
Tuesday, January 18
Kappa Omicron chapter of Delta sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical contest
Wednesday, January 19
Candlelight Vigil
30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture: Soledad O’Brien
Presentation of the 28th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship
Thursday, January 20
Lessons from Little Rock
MLK, Today: Aid and Development in Central and East Africa
Friday, January 21
Lessons from Little Rock
“I, Too, Sing America”
Hope to see you there!  And stay tuned… coming tomorrow: a list of related resources available here at the library.

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