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Commemoration of Martin Luther King Day on Millsaps College Campus

by Web on January 14, 2015


Students from Millsaps College and Tougaloo College will observe Martin Luther King Day together with a series of events on Jan. 19, 2015.

The commemoration of the day will begin with an event known as “MLK Day Play-n-Serve.” Coordinated by the 1 Campus 1 Community organization at Millsaps, the day will include learning, games and lunch for children from the Midtown neighborhood in Jackson and children of faculty and staff from Millsaps and Tougaloo. Activities are scheduled from 8:15 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The Millsaps College and Tougaloo College student governments will co-host a “Meeting of the Minds” beginning at 3 p.m. on the Millsaps campus. The event is designed to build relationships among Millsaps and Tougaloo students.

The MLK Day Service of Praise and Prayer, a joint service between Millsaps College and Tougaloo College, is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex. Bill Bynum, a Millsaps College trustee and chief executive officer at HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union) will speak, and Millsaps and Tougaloo students will perform gospel music.

The MLK Day Service of Praise and Prayer is free and open to the public. A dessert reception is scheduled after the program in the Lewis Art Gallery, which is located in the Academic Complex.

After the service, the Tougaloo College chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will host a candlelight service at 7 p.m. in Woodworth Chapel on the Tougaloo campus.

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