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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UNC's 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

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Jan. 20

The 28th Annual University/Community Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet will host Justice Henry Frye, the first African American to be elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in the 20th century, at 6 p.m. at the Friday Center.

Jan. 21

Jan. 22

Kevin Powell, Brooklyn activist, writer and cast member on the first season of MTV’s “The Real World,” will speak at the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture and presentation of the 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at  7:30 p.m. in Great Hall. A candlelight vigil will be held before the event at 6:15 p.m. at the Campus Y. Light refreshments will  be provided.

Jan. 23

Jan. 24

Jan. 25

Join The Black Student Movement’s Cultural Diversity Committee for a discussion of King’s legacy as seen through Langston Hughes’s poem “I, Too, Sing America” at 6:30 p.m. in the Stone Center. There will be performances by select campus and local high school groups.