Martin Luther King, Jr., Day events at Adams State College

(01-09-2009)

Adams State College is hosting a week of events celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Jan. 19, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no classes will be held. Throughout the week information tables will be set up in the Student Union Building with MLK portraits, quotes, brochures and other paraphernalia. The tables will also be set up in Plachy Hall during home basketball games on January 20 and 22.

Films documenting King's early career, the Civil Rights Movement, and his assassination will begin at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Jan. 19 through Jan. 23, in the Loft, located in the SUB. The campus will celebrate President Barrack Obama's Inauguration with a free pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Loft.

Dr. Ed Crowther, chair of the history/government/philosophy department and Martin Luther King, Jr. scholar, will speak on the life of King, "The Man You Thought You Knew" at noon Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Porter Hall (the science building) room 130. Free pizza will be provided for the first 50 attendees.

A march from Milagros Coffee House, corner of State Street and Main Street in Alamosa, to Richardson Hall begins at noon on Friday, Jan. 23. After arriving on campus, marchers and others may watch King's famous speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop" at 1 p.m. in the Richardson Hall Auditorium.

For more information contact Aaron Miltenberger, student life coordinator, at 719-587-8191.

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By Linda Relyea