Olivet College plans series of events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 05, 2005
OLIVET, Mich. Olivet College students, faculty and staff will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a series of events Monday, Jan. 17.
Activities include a bell ringing ceremony in The College Square at 9:30 a.m. and two guest speakers, Austin Jackson and Jim Petty.
Jackson, an adjunct professor of writing at Olivet College, will discuss Race and Human Rights: the Plight of a Nation in a luncheon presentation at 11 a.m. in Dole Halls Klock Commons. The day will conclude with a presentation from Petty, titled, Its Not Over Yet, the Continued Struggle for Racial Equality at 1:30 p.m. in the colleges Mott Auditorium.
Jackson earned his masters in English from Norfolk State University. He has taught writing, rhetoric and African-American studies at Michigan State University.
Petty is the founder of the Middle Passage and African-American History Collection, which features 250 historical artifacts such as branding irons, whips, trade beads and quilts.
Participants must R.S.V.P. if they plan on attending the luncheon. All events are free and open to the public. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events are sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Education and the Black Student Union.
For more information, call (269) 749-7127.