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MLK Commemoration, Jan. 17

  • Published: December 22, 2010


  • At 11:30 a.m., Nazareth will hold a Dr. King commemoration ceremony in the Linehan Chapel
  • At 4:30 p.m., MLK keynote speaker Keith D. Miller will speak in the Callahan Theater of the Nazareth College Arts Center

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MLK Commemoration, Jan. 17

Nazareth College celebrates the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. through a series of special events on Monday, January 17, 2011, including a lecture by Keith D. Miller, author of Martin Luther King’s Biblical Epic: His Great, Final Speech (2011, University Press of Mississippi). The lecture is from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer session, in the Callahan Theater of the Nazareth College Arts Center.  This lecture is free and open to the public (no reservation required). For more information call (585) 389-2073. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618.
From 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., a lively celebration of the powerful legacy of Dr. King will be held on the Nazareth College campus in the Linehan Chapel of the Golisano Academic Center.  The commemoration includes student speakers, singers, inspirational readings and dance. This event is organized by the MLK Commemoration Committee, which includes Nazareth students, faculty and staff. Undergraduate students will be dismissed from class to attend the memorial without penalty. However, students will be responsible for making up any missed work.  The memorial service is also free and open to the public.
Headlining the day’s events will be keynote speaker Keith D. Miller, Ph.D. Miller is professor of English at Arizona State University. When researching his first book, Voice of Deliverance: The Language of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Its Sources (1998, University of Georgia Press), he interviewed Martin Luther King, Sr., and numerous older members of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home church in Atlanta.  Miller has also written several, widely cited essays about the orations and autobiographies of King, Malcolm X, Jackie Robinson, and Myrlie Evers-Williams.  He has lectured at many universities and conferences and has consulted with the editors of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project at Stanford University.

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