West Shore Community College will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Mon., Jan. 21, beginning at 12:30 p.m., in the Arts & Sciences center Atrium, located just outside the Center Stage Theater.
The event will include students reading portions of Dr. King’s speeches, along with a presentation entitled, “Slavery, the Founders, and its Legacy.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born Jan. 15, 1929, and was assassinated April 4, 1968. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill into law which declared the third Monday in January to be a national holiday in honor of Dr. King.
The event is open to the West Shore campus community and public.
Questions about this event may be directed to Mike Nagle, professor of history & political science at 843-5905.