Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

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As we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., you have the opportunity to take time and reflect, “Are you a drum major for justice?”

The title Drum Major for Justice is taken from one of Dr. King’s sermons, which he gave the same year he was assassinated. In that speech, Dr. King talks about his life and how he hopes to be remembered:

“If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don’t want a long funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I want them to say. … Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness.”

If you would like to listen to, “The Drum Major Instinct”, Dr. King’s last sermon before he was assassinated, click on the picture above. Or to learn more about the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at West Chester University, click the read more button below.



Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

12:00p

WCU GOSPEL CHOIR PERFORMANCE

Sykes Student Union Lobby TV Lounge, First Floor

 

3:00 to 5:00p

MAKING A DIFFERENCE, ONE BLANKET AT A TIME!

Service Project – Sykes Student Union Ballroom

Volunteers will make blankets for the children at Nemours A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital and the Chester County Hospital NICU and Pediatrics Departments. First 200 volunteers will receive a free t-shirt!

Sponsor: Office of Service Learning and Volunteer Programs

 

4:30 to 8:00p

SOUL FOOD DINNER

Sykes Union Home Zone and Lawrence Dining Center, West Chester University

$6.50 Sykes Union Home Zone

$9.30 Lawrence Dining Center. All you can eat.

Students may use any meal plan.

 

8:00p

FILM PRESENTATION: The Butler

Sykes Student Union Theater

The story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.

Free screening sponsored by the Student Activities Council


Meghan Kelly

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