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The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Celebration at Clayton State University is a collaborative effort between the Department of Campus Life, AmeriCorps Program, Diversity Education Experiences for Peers (D.E.E.P.) Educators, the Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., CSU Student Chapter of the NAACP, and We Are O.N.E. Interfaith Council to commemorate the life of the ultimate dreamer of the 20th Century, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and significant events that occurred during the Civil Rights movement.
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MLK 2016 Poster
Below is a list of tentative events for the 2016 MLK Celebration: Bringing Life to the Legacy:
For the 2016 Cultural Immersion Trip, 30 Clayton State University students will explore Memphis, TN, a city in the southeast that has been at the forefront of a historical time period. Individuals will visit unique exhibits illustrating various parts of the Civil Rights Movement and life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Specifically, students will tour the following places: Beale Street Historic District, W. C. Handy Memphis Home and Museum, Handy Park and Statue, Slave Haven, Underground Railroad Museum, Civil Rights Museum / Lorraine Motel, Historical Parks and Monuments, Historic Churches, Mississippi River, Slave Market District, St. Jude Hospital, Memphis Pyramid and Black Business District.
In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Department of Campus Life is offering Clayton State students the opportunity to serve their community by participating in the Annual Day of Service on Monday, January 18. Volunteers will work on various projects in the Morrow area, including re-painting and removing graffiti in the pedestrian tunnel and parking deck, general cleanup, landscaping and beautification of the community garden and surrounding area. This event is limited to the first 65 students who register through this link:
Come out and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. There will be several performances featuring local choirs, spoken word artists, and liturgical dances. Light refreshments will be served.