Culver-Stockton College to hold events in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 04, 2010
CANTON, Mo. Ė In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Culver-Stockton College will hold a candlelight vigil and celebration on Monday, January 18, on the C-SC campus.
The evening will start at 6:30 p.m. in the All-Faiths Chapel, located in the Gladys Crown Student Center, with a candlelight vigil and march to the Merillat Recital Hall, in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center.
At 7 p.m., Joel Dant, C-SC athletic director, will speak about Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dantís personal experiences growing up in the Canton/Hannibal area during the Civil Rights era. Scott Giltner, C-SC assistant professor of history, will also speak about the Lincoln School restoration project in downtown Canton. The Lincoln School was attended solely by African-American students from the area.
The January 18 event will also include gospel dancers and poetry and music presented by members of the C-SC Black Student Union.
This event is free and open to the public. It is also part of C-SCís Academic and Cultural Events program.
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