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UMW to commemorate MLK Jr. legacy

Beginning Sunday, Jan. 19. the University of Mary Washington will kick off a week-long celebration  of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, according to a university release.

The annual commemoration  of King will include lectures, events and community service projects around Fredericksburg.

UMW will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the holiday.

On Jan. 19 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., area children are invited to join UMW students at James Monroe High School for a free afternoon of games, activities and crafts at “MLK, Jr. Kids Day.”

Civil rights icon Ernest Green will present the Martin Luther King, Jr. keynote address on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. Green was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. In 1958, Green was the first African-American student to graduate from the school.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

The celebration culminates in a day of service for the campus community on Saturday, Jan. 25. Members of the campus who want to volunteer should register here.

On Saturday, volunteers will meet at Lee Hall, Room 411 at 10 a.m.

Look here for more information and a full list of events.


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