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        Martin Luther King Jr.
        Commemorative Events
        January 14-18, 2015
        Columbia Campus

MLK Celebration 2015
Education: The Pipeline to Equality, With Liberty and Justice for All

The University of South Carolina celebrations commemorating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held the week of January 14, 2015 through January 18, 2015. The 2015 celebration theme this year will be Education: The Pipeline to Equality with the focus on the topic: "And Justice for All."

The other King Holiday at the State House will be held on January 19, 2015 at 11:00 am. USC Faculty, Staff and Students as always on the Monday Holiday, donate their time and service doing work in the community and will again be involved in community service as we pay tribute to the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on the official holiday weekend.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast
Martin Luther King Jr. Law Forum
Martin Luther King Jr. Gospel Fest
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast

A Commemorative Breakfast Celebrating
the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
7:30 a.m., The Russell House University Union Ballroom

Featured Speaker: Honorable Ambassador Andrew Young
Admission $10 Adults $5 Students

The 2015 celebration will mark the thirty-second (32) year the University of South Carolina has commemorated and celebrated the life and legacy of this great American, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events this year will kick-off with the annual MLK Breakfast that will be held on Wednesday morning January 14, 2015 at 7:30 am at the Russell House Ballroom. The featured speaker will be the Honorable Andrew Young, former Mayor of the City of Atlanta, Congressman, and United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Ambassador Young has also served as President of the National Council of Churches USC and was a personal friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ambassador Young will be introduced by the Honorable Robert “Bob” D. Coble, former mayor of the City of Columbia and a USC School of Law Graduate. Mayor Coble served as the City of Columbia Mayor from 1990 until 2010, and currently serves as the Chair of the Columbia World Affairs Council.

"View the 2015 MLK Commemorative Breakfast"
January 14, 2015 - 7:30 a.m., University of South Carolina, Russell House Ballroom

Martin Luther King Jr. Law Forum

Thursday, January 15, 2015
6:00 p.m., USC Law School Auditorium

The Wednesday morning event will be followed by the annual MLK USC Law School celebration which will be held on Thursday Evening at 6:00 pm at the USC Law School Auditorium featuring a group of outstanding panelists who will lead a panel discussion on the topic “And Justice for All.” Panelists include:

S.C. State Chief Justice Jean Toal, S.C. State Supreme Court
Mayor Steve Benjamin, Mayor City of Columbia
Senator John Scott, Member S.C. State Senate
Solicitor Daniel E. Johnson, Fifth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina
Dr. Seth Stoughton, Professor, USC School of Law

These outstanding panelists will be hosted by Judi Gaston, of WIS-TV, who will serve as guest moderator. A reception will follow at the Law School.

View the 2015 Law School Legal Forum
Thursday, January 15, 2015, Law School Auditorium

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Martin Luther King Jr. Gospel Fest

Sunday, January 18, 2015
6:00 p.m., Koger Center for the Arts

Admission $10 Adults, $5 Students

The 2015 MLK Celebration will continue with other events hosted on campus and will conclude Sunday, January 18, 2015 with the Annual MLK Gospel Fest that will be held at the Koger Center for the Arts at 6:00 pm. This event will feature three (3) outstanding Gospel Groups:

Men of Praise
Rev. Matthew Mickens and the Highway Travelers
Flossie Boyd Johnson and Favor
These outstanding Gospel groups have performed around the country and abroad and bring the very best in gospel music to this marque event. Tickets will be available and on sale starting December 22, 2014 at the Koger Center Box Office for the Breakfast and the Gospel Fest. No tickets are needed for the Law School Program.

Related Links

King Celebration
Sponsored by The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, Inc., this site includes a listing of local, national and international events that are planned for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

The King Center
Official website for The King Center, established in 1968 in Atlanta by Coretta Scott King as a memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Directory
The Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta and The Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University have compiled primary and secondary documents covering the life and career of the civil rights leader. The site contains a biography, a chronology of King's life, articles, and a searchable bibliography of reference sources. The site also includes access to letters, speeches, and commentary written by King. A simple, free registration form is required to access the primary documents.