the Past, Charting the Future" luncheon and community forum, a scholarship
breakfast, lectures, films, student performances and community service projects
are all part of Auburn University's tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. to be
held Jan. 20-24.
will begin with a scholarship breakfast, which will feature Columbus, Ga. city
manager Isaiah Hugley as the keynote speaker on Monday, Jan. 20, at 7 a.m. at
The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. To purchase tickets
for the event, call (334) 844-5042.
breakfast is sponsored by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators of
East Alabama, the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach and
Access and Community Initiatives in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural
events also will include the community-wide day of service, "A Day On and Not a
Day Off." Pre-registration is required. To register for the project, call (334)
As part of
Auburn's yearlong celebration of 50 years of integration, the "Honoring the
Past, Charting the Future" Commemoration and Recognition Luncheon and Forum
will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon
guests will include some of Auburn's first African-American students: Harold
Franklin, Samuel Pettijohn, Willie Wyatt Jr. and Anthony Lee. A free, public
forum beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the hotel auditorium will feature retired
federal judge U.W. Clemon, civil rights attorney Fred Gray, Franklin, Pettijohn,
Wyatt and Lee and will be moderated by William Leftwich, principal with LS
Wednesday, Jan. 22, Dwayne Cox, head of Special Collections and Archives for
Auburn University Libraries, will speak as part of the Commemoration Lecture
Series. His talk, titled "Segregation, Desegregation and the Vestiges of
Segregation at Auburn University," will be held at 3 p.m. in Special
Collections and Archives at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.
Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., a Voices of Freedom Interfaith Service will be held at The
Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center auditorium and will
feature various local gospel choirs.
"Imitation of Life" will be shown as part of the Auburn University
Multicultural Center's Watch and Learn Series on Friday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. in
the Student Center, room 1330.
University has provided instruction, research and outreach to benefit the state
of Alabama and the nation for more than 155 years and is among a distinctive
group of universities designated as Land, Sea and Space Grant institutions.
Auburn makes a nearly $5 billion economic contribution to the state each year,
has more than 250,000 graduates and provides 140 degree programs to more than
25,000 graduate and undergraduate students. For more news about Auburn
University, go to http://wireeagle.auburn.edu/.
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