January 6, 2016 – Fort Valley State University is honoring the life of a legendary Civil Rights pioneer and activist that fought for equality for all Americans. The university and the local Fort Valley residents are hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.
King, who was born on Jan. 15, 1929, was a Baptist minister that lead the Civil Rights Movement to end segregation during the 1950s and 1960s in the United States. The campus’ King observance is held annually in celebration of the nation’s official Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
This year, a march celebrating King’s life will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, starting at the Wildcat Commons Clubhouse. The parade will continue along State University Drive and end at Saint Peter AME Church, 502 State University Drive, Fort Valley, Ga. 31030.
A program reflecting on the Civil Rights leader’s accomplishments and struggles will begin at 10 a.m. at Saint Peter AME in Fort Valley.
For details, contact Brian Byrd, FVSU’s director of the Office of Campus Life, at (478) 825-6292.
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