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   from the issue of January 12, 2006

  Civil Rights marcher to give keynote address

Week-long MLK observance begins Jan. 16


A man who marched for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s will give the keynote address at UNL's week-long observance of the national holiday celebrating King.

This year's events will be conducted under the theme, "Live the Dream."

John Slade, who produced the film, "Breaking the Chains of Bondage," will deliver "Martin Luther King Jr.: The Man and His Message" during the Chancellor's Program beginning at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Slade was a founding member of Iota Phi Theta fraternity while an undergraduate student in 1963 at Morgan State College (now Morgan State University) in Baltimore. The nationally incorporated fraternity consists of more than 100 undergraduate and alumni chapters, with nearly 15,000 members in 25 states and the District of Columbia. It is the nation's fifth largest, predominantly African American social service fraternity.

During the Jan. 16 program, Chancellor Harvey Perlman will present the 2006 Chancellor's "Fulfilling the Dream" Awards to individuals who have contributed to the UNL community or the wider Lincoln community by their exemplary action in promoting the goals and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Chancellor's Program and a reception that follows in the adjacent Van Brunt Visitors Center are free and open to the public. The program kicks off a full week of activities on campus, detailed below.

For further information, visit UNL's MLK Week Web site



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