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Valdosta State University to Host Events Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Posted at 11:42 PM, Jan 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-14 19:00:20-05
Valdosta, Ga. (WTXL) - Valdosta State University is preparing to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of events throughout the last two weeks of January.
 
VSU's events will include discussions about civil rights and racial issues in America, as well as the annual commemorative march honoring Dr. King's legacy.
 
Several Valdosta State students will also participate in the "A Day On, Not a Day Off" day of service.  The annual event is observed nationwide.
 
 
Events at Valdosta State University include:
 
Monday, Jan. 20
 
"A Day On, Not a Day Off" Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Community service at various locations.
 
Film Presentation of "The Butler"
6:30 p.m. at the VSU Student Union Theater
Hosted by the 50 Years of Integration Celebration Committee and Black Student League
 
 
Wednesday, Jan. 22
 
Dr. Fred Knowles presents "Thurgood Marshall's Civil Rights Legacy in Indian Law"
7:00 p.m. at the VSU Student Union Theater
Hosted by Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Office of Social Equity
 
 
Thursday, Jan. 23
 
Dr. Tom Aiello presents "How to Drive Out Darkness: Martin Luther King's Historical Conception of Racism"
7:00 p.m. at the VSU Student Union Theater
Hosted by Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Office of Social Equity
 
Tuesday, Jan. 28
 
MLK Commemorative March
Lineup begins at the University Center on the corner of Ann and Patterson streets at 4:00 p.m.  Hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Mu Omicron Chapter, VSU NAACP and Office of Social Equity
 
Academic Symposium: "From Whence We Came"
7:00 p.m. at the VSU Student Union Theater
Hosted by the 50 Years of Integration Celebration Committee, African American Studies Program and Archives and Special Collections.
 
For more information, contact the Valdosta State University Office of Social Equity at (229) 333-5463.