UNC's Annual MLK Memorial Banquet

23rd Annual University/Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet | 6:00 p.m. | William & Ida B. Friday Center for Continuing Education | map

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Chancy R. Edwards, Pastor Emeritus, First Baptist Church, Fayetteville, NC and Senior Advisor to the Governor of North Carolina.

Update: Banquet tickets are now sold out

You are also invited to make contributions to the MLK Scholarship Fund by sending donations to P.O. Box 612, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.


Friday Center

Annual MLK Rally, March, & Service

The annual community celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., a rally with speeches and song, will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Peace & Justice Plaza at the Franklin Street Post Office. At 10:30 a.m., participants will march west on Franklin Street to First Baptist Church of Chapel Hill, located at 106 N. Roberson St., for the annual service commemorating King’s life.

The Rev. Curtis Gatewood, former president of the Durham Chapter of the NAACP, is the featured speaker at the 11 a.m. service.


Monday, January 21, 2008 - 4:30am to 8:00am


Franklin Street Post Office

MLK Day events

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MLK Keynote: Ruby Dee

Tues. Jan. 22, 7 p.m. ** Memorial Hall

Actress and activist Ruby Dee will deliver the keynote address at this year's 23rd annual University-Community Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Her speech will be in Memorial Hall on East Cameron Avenue 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 22. Tickets are FREE. Seating is reserved, and tickets are limited to two per person. They must be picked up at the Memorial Hall Box Office. For ticket information, call (919) 843-3333.

For information about the other activities during the week, visit

Sponsors: The Chancellor's Committee for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, Carolina Union Activities Board, Student Government, Martin Luther King, Jr. Established Lecture Fund, Black Student Movement and Residence Hall Association


Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 2:00pm


UNC Memorial Hall

He was a poem

Monday Jan. 21 * 7 p.m.
The Stone Center Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum

The program will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through music and poetry, with performances by:

KIM ARRINGTON, a Durham-based singer and spoken word artist
RON BAXTER, a local jazz musician
DONOVAN LIVINGSTON, a UNC junior and spoken word artist
MICHAEL SIMANGA and LITA HOOPER, Atlanta-based poets and authors
BRADLEY SIMMONS, director of the Duke University Djembe Ensemble

Refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to the public.
Limited free parking available; please call the Stone Center at 962-9001 for more information.

Sponsors: The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, and the University Library


Monday, January 21, 2008 - 2:00pm


UNC Sonja Haynes Stone Center - Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum



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