UT Events Celebrate Martin Luther King

 

Martin Luther King Jr.Monday, January 21, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and UT is marking the national holiday with a series of events including films, speeches, discussions, interpretive dance and visual displays this weekend and Monday. No classes will be held Monday and most administrative offices will be closed.

The Ready for the World initiative’s Intercultural Intersections series will screen the film Citizen King, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, in Hodges Library auditorium. Using the personal recollections, diaries, letters, and eyewitness accounts of friends, family, journalists, law enforcement officers and historians, this film brings fresh insights to King’s difficult journey, his leadership and his impact. Dr. John Hodges, Department of Religious Studies, will facilitate a discussion of King’s legacy.

The UT Black Cultural Programming Committee will present a series of events under the theme "Great Minds Don’t Think Alike, Great Minds Think for Themselves," at the University Center. Anton Reece, director of student activities at UT, will give the keynote address at 3 p.m. in the University Center auditorium. The program also will include interpretive dancers.

For a full schedule of events, call 974-9945.

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