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Every man [human being] is an heir to a legacy of dignity and worth.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

The University of West Georgia presents the 11th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program Celebration. This week we take time to honor the great civil rights activist and leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Each day of the week is a different event to commemorate the great work of Dr. King. The theme is "Leaving a Legacy." These events are free and open to all. See the events below. 

  

  • Monday, January 20th: The Carroll County NAACP 24th MLK Parade & Day of Service
    Carroll County NAACP presents Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

    Join the Carroll County NAACP for the 24th Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. The parade will start Monday, January 20th, at 11:00 am, Downtown Carrollton. Find more information about the parade on the NAACP Carroll County Facebook Page.

    Service Activities Immediately Following the Parade:

    Fellowship with Seniors - Visit with seniors, complete arts and crafts, play games and music, etc. 
    Carrollton Manor Nursing Home & Assisted Living 
    2455 Oak Grove Church Road, Carrollton, GA 30117

    Kindness Kits Assembly -  Help assemble 1,000 Kindness Kits for individuals in need. Donations for kits can be delivered leading up to the event at Moore’s Chapel United Methodist Church on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm or Sunday mornings before or after worship service. Items will include soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, and an encouraging note. If interested in volunteering, please submit/send name(s) by January 10th to carrollcounty@naacpga.org. For additional information or more details, call 770-877-2991.
    Moore’s Chapel United Methodist Church
    120 N Park Street, Carrollton, GA 30117

  • Tuesday, January 21st: 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Interfaith Luncheon: Dr. Robert Michael Franklin
    11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Interfaith Luncheon Featuring Dr. Robert Michael Franklin at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in the Campus Center Ballroom

     

    Dr. Robert Michael Franklin Jr. Join us as Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr. leads the 11th annual Interfaith Luncheon. Please RSVP before the luncheon, as seats are limited.

    Dr. Franklin is the James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership at Emory University in Atlanta and served as Director of the Religion Department at the Chautauqua Institution from January 2012 through August 2017. In 2014, he served as Senior Adviser for Community and Diversity, Emory University. In 2013, he was a Visiting Scholar in Residence at Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. He is president emeritus of Morehouse College, where he served as the tenth president of the nation’s largest private, four-year liberal arts college for men from 2007 through 2012. 

     

     

  • Wednesday, January 22nd: 11th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Program & Alumni Panel
    11th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Program & Alumni Panel at 7:00 pm in the Campus Center Ballroom

    We invite you to attend the 11th Annual MLK, Jr. Program & Panel where UWG alumni and affiliates share how they are leaving a legacy in their communities and beyond. 

    This program is moderated by Professor Emerita Anne C. Richards and panelists will include: 

    Fredrick Bailey
    Eric Graise
    Tyler Lanier
    Kim Holder
    Dr. Beheruz Sethna

  • Thursday, January 23rd: Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice Visit
    Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice Visit

    Get on the Bus! Join us on a day-long field trip to the heart of downtown Montgomery, Alabama, to visit the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The buses will leave the Campus Center parking lot at 9:00 am and return at 5:00 pm. Students can get a letter for professors explaining the value of this high impact activity. Contact lwillox@westga.edu or mhester@westga.edu for details. Please RSVP to the event, as seats are limited. 

    Legacy Museum The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration is situated on a site in Montgomery where enslaved people were once warehoused. A block from one of the most prominent slave auction spaces in America, the Legacy Museum is steps away from an Alabama dock and rail station where tens of thousands of black people were trafficked during the 19th century. 

    The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which opened to the public on April 26, 2018, is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence. 

  • Friday, January 24th: Center for Student Involvement Give Back Day
    Center for Student Involvement Give Back Day

    Join the Center for Student Involvement for the annual Give Back Day. Leave a Legacy in our Community!  

 

 

Dr. Robert Michael Franklin featured speaker for UWG's 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on January 21, 2020

Join us as Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr. leads the 11th annual Interfaith Luncheon. Please RSVP before the luncheon, as seats are limited.

Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr. is the James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership at Emory University in Atlanta and served as Director of the Religion Department at the Chautauqua Institution from January 2012 through August 2017. In 2014, he served as Senior Adviser for Community and Diversity, Emory University. In 2013, he was a Visiting Scholar in Residence at Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. He is president emeritus of Morehouse College where he served as the tenth president of the nation’s largest private, four-year liberal arts college for men from 2007 through 2012.

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