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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Observance 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017
4:00pm – 7:00pm

Storrs Campus
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The UConn community celebrates and reflects on the works and teachings of Dr. King, and the efforts that continue in his name today.

The 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Observance will take place at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts located on the University of Connecticut Storrs Campus on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 observance. Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is currently the host of BET News and VH1 Live, as well as a political contributor for CNN. An award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hill is Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College. Prior to that, he held positions at Columbia University and Temple University.


African American Cultural Center (primary), Africana Studies Institute, Neag School of Education, Residential Life, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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