13th Annual Martin L. King, Jr. Celebration | Kent State University

13th Annual Martin L. King, Jr. Celebration

Kent State University will hold its 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Julian Bond, a leader of the civil rights movement, will serve as keynote speaker at the event. Bond’s keynote address is titled “Crossing the Color Line: From Rhythm ‘n Blues to Rock ‘n Roll” and is free to attend, but a ticket is required. Visit www.kent.edu/diversity to download a free ticket. Prior to the event, there will be a memorial march from Ritchie Hall to the Kent Student Center Ballroom beginning at 3:15 p.m.

Program overview:

Welcome                 

Black National Anthem

Opening Remarks

Presentation of the 2015 Diversity Trailblazer Award

Student Film - Our Voices

Keynote Address - "Crossing the Color Line," Julian Bond

Audience Q&A                     

Closing Comments