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The University of South Carolina
Commemorates the Life of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968
Monday, January 18, 1999
Columbia Campus

"A Day of Service"

Service Events Registration
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. • Russell House Second Floor Lobby
Please call 803-777-6688 for pre-registration instructions.

Rally for Service Day Vounteers
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. • Greene Street

March to MLK Park in Five Points
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Service Projects
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Greater Columbia Community

Food & Reflection for Service Day Volunteers
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. • Russell House Ballroom

Commemorative Breakfast

7:30 a.m. • Russell House Ballroom

Tickets: Sold Out. However, the program will be broadcast live in the
Russell House Theatre at no charge.

Featured Speaker: The Honorable Jim Hodges

  • Governor, State of South Carolina

    Sponsored by the University of South Carolina in cooperation with the
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Committee and USC Student Government

    Black Law Students Association Celebration

    3:00 p.m. • USC Law School Auditorium • Free Admission

    Featured Speaker: The Honorable Robert Benham

  • Chief Justice, Georgia Supreme Court

    Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

    An Evening to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    An Encore Performance by the Hallelujah Singers: "Nuttin' but de Blues"

    6:30 p.m. • Koger Center for the Arts

    Free Admission with ticket • Tickets must be picked up at the Carolina Coliseum
    Box Office prior to the event (maximum 4 tickets per person).

    On the evening of the performance, please bring a canned good for the Harvest
    Hope Food Bank.

    Sponsored by the University of South Carolina in cooperation with the Martin
    Luther King, Jr. Holiday Committee; USC Student Government; the Black Faculty
    and Staff Association; and WIS-TV.

    For further information, contact the USC Office of Equal Opportunity Programs
    at 900 Assembly Street. Phone: 803-777-3854.

    Related Links to Martin Luther King, Jr. Information

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Directory

      The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta and The Martin Luther King, Jr.
      Papers Project at Stanford University
      have compiled primary and secondary
      documents covering the life and career of the civil rights leader. The site contains a
      biography, a chronology of King's life, articles, and a searchable bibliography of
      reference sources. The site also includes access to letters, speeches, and commentary
      written by King. A simple, free registration form is required to access the primary documents.

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

      The National Park Service maintains information on the King historic site, including
      contact information, facilities, and additional attractions. The page contains links to
      Ebenezer Baptist Church
      and Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent
      Social Change, Inc.
    Updated 12 January 1999.
    Copyright 1999 by the
    University of South Carolina.
    Maintained by Debra Allen for the Office of Public Affairs.