Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date: 2013-01-15
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Join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a week of cooperatively planned events to commemorate the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr.




(Media-Newswire.com) - Join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a week of cooperatively planned events to commemorate the ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. For information about the activities planned visit MLK Week 2013.

The Kickoff event is the Twenty-Eighth Annual University/Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet on Sunday, January 20 at 6 pm at the Friday Center. This year’s keynote speaker is Judge Henry Frye. Justice Frye was the first African American to be elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in the twentieth century. He served in the State House for twelve years and was then elected to a two-year term in the North Carolina Senate. In 1983, Justice Frye became the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of North Carolina. He was appointed by NC Governor Jim Hunt to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in September, 1999. Please come hear Justice Frye’s inspirational message as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and the scholarship of local high school students. Sponsor: The University/Community MLK Planning Corporation. Contact Mycal Brickhouse.