Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Alfreda Brown (center), Kent State’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, poses with award winners David Hassler (left), director of the Wick Poetry Center, and Molly Merryman (right), associate professor of sociology and founding director. Kent State University held its 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker for the event was Joy-Ann Reid, national correspondent for MSNBC and author of “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide.” A book signing and reception followed the event...

Members of Kent State Kent State University held 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, served as keynote speaker at the event.     Prior to Bond’s keynote address, there was a memorial march from Ritchie Hall to the Kent Student...