Pat Miller, Lectures, (515) 294-9934
Skip Derra, News Service, (515) 294-4917
IOWA STATE CELEBRATES MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S BIRTHDAY
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday with three events. All events are free and open to the public.
Actor Marvin Grays will present the play, "Dr. King's Dream," at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Memorial Union Maintenance Shop. The play, which begins at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., April 4, 1968 (the day King was assassinated), depicts the life and career of the civil-rights leader.
Iowa State's annual King birthday party will begin at noon, Friday, Jan. 17, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Music will be provided by members of Shy of a Dozen and First Premiere. Speakers will include Provost Ben Allen, Government of the Student Body president T.J. Schneider and Black Student Alliance president Brad Johnson. A reception will follow.
The celebration will conclude 8 p.m., Jan. 27, in the Memorial Union Sun Room, with a talk entitled "Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare," by James Cone. Cone is the Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary, New York. Author of a book by the same name, Cone also has written "Risks of Faith: The Emergence of a Black Theology of Liberation 1968-1998," "Black Theology and Black Power," and "A Black Theology of Liberation."
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