Adams State College celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Ben Butler '09, delivers the famous Martin Luther King, Jr., speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop" during the 2009 celebratory events.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is January 18, 2010 and Adams State College recognizes the vast influence of the Civil Rights Leader. His words and actions continue to inspire, forty years after his assassination. The college has planned a variety of events celebrating his life's work. All events are free and open to the public.

Throughout the week, information tables will be set up in the Student Union Building with MLK portraits, quotes, brochures and other paraphernalia.

A documentary film on Vernon Johns, predecessor to King, starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Student Union Building Loft, located on the second floor.

Dr. Ed Crowther's presentation, "Torchbearers for Social Change: Mary Fair Burks, Jo Ann Robinson and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1946-1955", begins at noon Wednesday, Jan. 20, in Porter Hall room 130. Free pizza will be provided.

A "sit-in" to protest continued civil inequities is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in the Student Union Building Atrium. Later, at 1:30 p.m. is a re-enactment of King's famous Civil Rights Movement speech in Carson Auditorium and, at 3 p.m., everyone is welcome to participate in a service project at the La Puente Food Bank.

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