ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University will remember the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 17 with a rally, march and vigil.
A Nobel Peace prizewinner, King was assassinated by James Earl Ray at a Memphis motel in 1968. His birthday is Jan. 15, but it is observed as an official federal holiday and a state holiday on the third Monday of January. There will be no classes on Jan. 17 at Winthrop, and offices will be closed.
Winthrop’s celebration, under the direction of the Office of Multicultural Student Life, has planned the following:
For more information, call 803/323-2248.
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