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M.L.K. Jr. Legacy Honored on Jan. 21

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University will honor the life and works of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 21 with children’s educational activities, a unity rally, candlelight vigil and gospel concert.

King, the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, was born on Jan. 15, 1929. His birthday is observed as an official federal and state holiday on the third Monday of each January. There will be no classes and all Winthrop offices will be closed on Jan. 21.

Winthrop’s celebration will feature the following events:

King Day for Kids, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Dinkins Student Center, educational activities provided for children of the community. To register, call 803/323-2582.

Unity Rally, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Amphitheatre. Speaker is the Rev. Anthony Johnson, the former president of the Rock Hill branch of the NAACP.

Candlelight Vigil, 5:30-6:30 p.m., steps of Byrnes Auditorium. sponsored by the Xi Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Winthrop student and chapter vice president, Jordan Smith, a senior psychology and biology major from Columbia, S.C., will speak on “Dream Big,” a message about reaching beyond what students believe about their education, social life and community. Hot chocolate will be served.

Gospel Extravaganza, 7-8:30 p.m., Tillman Auditorium. Performers are Winthrop University Association of Ebonites Gospel Choir, Pearls & Funk, and featured artist, Sheria-Rashawn & Family.

For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Student Life at 803/323-4524.

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