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Martin Luther King Jr. vigil Feb. 5

WKU’s Office of Diversity Programs announces the inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Vigil at 8 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 5).

The vigil begins at Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Amphitheatre/William “Gander” Terry Colonnade with a candlelight march through campus and ends with a program in the Hall of Champions at Diddle Arena. The march will focus on the struggles and triumphs of African Americans during the years leading up to the election of Barack Obama. The march will include “still scenes” along the walking path depicting scenes during the Civil Rights and modern era including the Sanitation Workers Strike, 1968 Olympics, and a speech by Obama.

The program will include entertainment and speeches from students and campus administrators. Student Government Association will serve hot chocolate.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, contact Veleashia Smith at veleashia.smith@wku.edu or 270-745-7096.

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