Berea College to host day of celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Berea College staff, faculty and students have organized a series of events in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, Jan. 15, including a convocation featuring “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story: A One-Woman Play,” performed by Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye.

The day’s activities are co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, Black Cultural Center, Willis D. Weatherford Campus Christian Center, Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service, Berea College Music Department and Union Church.

The celebration activities will begin at 9:30 a.m., when representatives from the College and the wider Berea community will gather at Union Church. At 10 a.m., members of the College’s Black Music

Ensemble and community will lead a march from Union Church to Gray Auditorium in Presser Hall on Berea’s campus. The keynote performance at 10:30 a.m. will feature “The Good Food Revolution,” by Malik Yakini, co-founder and executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.

Following the 3 p.m. convocation, the College’s Black Male Leadership Initiative will host a reception and conversations with Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye and Malik Yakini in the Gallery of the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education at 4:30 p.m.

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