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Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration at Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.- On January 18, University of the Cumberlands Campus Democrats will sponsor a commemoration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The program will feature several guest speakers. Dr. Tyrone Bynoe, assistant professor of education at Cumberlands, will speak about King’s life and how his work has advanced diversity in America. Bob Terrell, a former Ford executive will share his various life experiences and illustrate the differences between the “separate but equal era” and current times. Joseph Moore, a Cumberlands junior and resident assistant and Chris Felder, a senior and the program’s coordinator, will also speak.

“I felt that there was a need to honor a truly great American; one who transcended race and cultures and dared to say that everyone was equal,” Felder stated. “As a young Black man in America, I am keenly aware that there are a lot of obstacles that Martin Luther King, Jr. has toppled, paving the way for future generations to succeed in this great nation.”

The King commemoration will be Monday, January 18th, at 7 pm, in the Bennett Building Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.