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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events Planned at Mount Union College

January 7, 2005

Mount Union College is planning several events for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 17, to honor the work and memory of the civil rights leader.

 

Minnijean Brown Trickey

A convocation and awards ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. in the Campus Grounds, located in the Hoover-Price Campus Center. The guest keynote speaker will be Minnijean Brown Trickey. Brown Trickey was one of a group of African-American teenagers known as the 'Little Rock Nine.' On September 25, 1957, Brown Trickey faced down an angry mob and helped desegregate Central High, in Little Rock, Arkansas. She has since had a long career as a crusader for civil rights. For her work, she has received the U.S. Congressional Medal, the Wolf Award, the Spingarn Medal and many other citations and awards.

After the convocation, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. awards presentation will be held. Awards are given to students, community members or Mount Union faculty and staff members whose actions best exemplify the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Both the convocation and awards ceremony are free and open to the public.

A MLK Community Gathering, 'Breaking Bread Together,' will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the dining commons solarium of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. Reservations for the free luncheon may be made by calling (330) 823-7288.

A question and answer session with Brown Trickey will be held at 1:15 p.m. in the Alumni Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, including information on additional activities of the day, contact Suanne MacMillan at (330) 823-7288.

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