A WEEK OF CELEBRATION: N.C. A&T HONORS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

North Carolina A&T State University will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a week-long celebration starting Monday, Jan. 20.

The 2014 celebration “Unclaimed Legacy: Who Will Lead the Next Social Movement” will kick off with the National Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20. The N.C. A&T students and community are set to volunteer at local organizations.

“The day of national service is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to do something they would not normally do. Hopefully, it will touch them in a way that they will commit more than just one day a year to giving back,” said Sharon Hoard, assistant director of Leadership and Engagement in the Office of Student Development.

On Tuesday, Jan. 21 a candle light march and vigil will be held at 6 p.m. starting at Murphy Hall. Following the march the annual oratorical contest will be held in Harrison Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Jeff Johnson, MSNBC contributor and White House correspondent for the Grio will keynote the N.C. A&T- UNC Greensboro joint commemorative program on Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m. in Harrison Auditorium. Overflow seating will be available in the Memorial Student Union. 

Anyone interested in participating in the National Day of Service can still sign up by calling (336) 334-7792 for volunteer opportunities.   

All of the events are free and open to the public.