Date(s) - 01/22/2019
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
WVU Parkersburg, College Theater
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will hold a program commemorating the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 12:15 p.m. in the college theater (room 1305), and will be streamed live at the Jackson County Center in room 206. The program is free and open to the public.
Adrienne Belafonte Biesemeyer, oldest daughter of singer, actor and social justice activist Harry Belafonte will serve as guest speaker. Belafonte was one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest confidants, marching beside the reverend and serving as key coordinator for many civil rights events including the March on Washington. During the event, Biesemeyer will reflect on Dr. King’s importance in the civil rights movement and how his legacy influences conversations about race and inclusion today.
For more information, contact Debbie Richards at ude.puvwnull@sdrahciR.eibbeD or 304.424.8201.