Martin Luther King Day activities help us to remember his dream

    Martin Luther King reminded us to treat everyone equally/  He always reminded us to “judge not by the color of our skin, but the content of our character.”

    The Anderson Independent Mail shows all the local activities that are happening to honor Dr. King and his dream.

    Clemson University also has many activities throughout the week including keynote speaker Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin), and an open conversation about law enforcement and the community.

    The Anderson Civic Center is also hosting the United Negro College Fund and the Anderson County Ministerial Organization to celebrate the memory of Dr. King.  Morehouse College graduate Michael Thurmond will speak.

    There are many other activities and celebrations, which are listed below.

    Monday
    8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Clemson University Day of Service, Hendrix Student Center ballrooms, Clemson campus
    8:30-9 a.m.: Commemorative Celebration Breakfast, Rose Hill dining hall at Hospice of the Upstate, Anderson. Message by the Rev. Matthew Roberts, hospice chaplain.
    10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Clemson University Blood Drive, Hendrix Student Center meeting rooms A&B, Clemson campus
    10 a.m.: MLK Oratorical Contest, Blackwell Cultural Center, Elberton
    5 – 7:30 p.m.: King Birthday Celebration, Civic Center of Anderson. Sponsored by the Anderson County Ministerial Organization and benefitting the United Negro College Fund. Author and former Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond is the scheduled speaker.

    Tuesday
    6 p.m.: Clemson University King Commemorative Service, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, Clemson. Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, will be the keynote speaker.

    Jan. 20
    6 p.m.: “It Takes Courage,” McKissick Theater, Clemson University. Featuring poet Leah Burgess, an explicit conversation rooted in the intersections of race, gender and oppression.

    Jan. 21
    11 a.m. – 7 p.m.: “Tunnel of Oppression,” Clemson University, Hendrix Student Center

    Jan. 26
    6 p.m.: “Open, honest conversations: Bringing together law enforcement and the community.” Panel will reflect diverse perspectives from the campus and community to highlight concerns. McKissick Theatre, Clemson University

    The Powell Group honors Dr. King’s dream.

    By Jason Michaels

    Honoring Martin Luther King and his dream
    Honoring Martin Luther King and his dream

    (Picture used from biography.com)

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