Benjamin L. Hooks will speak at U.Va.s event honoring
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
University to honor King on Jan.
Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks, a lawyer and Baptist preacher born in
the segregated South who dedicated his life to advancing the civil
rights of African Americans, will be the keynote speaker for U.Va.s
2002 celebration of the life of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
program, Abiding and Audacious Faith: The Legacy of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr., will be held Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in
Old Cabell Hall. It is free and open to the public.
addition to Hooks talk, Where Do We Go From Here?
the program will feature Kings Nobel Peace Prize acceptance
speech, delivered by fourth-year student James Nowlin III, a presentation
by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and dancing by the Mahogany
program is co-sponsored by the offices of African-American
Affairs, Equal Opportunity
Programs, the Dean
of Students, the Center
for Religion and Democracy, the Institute
for Public History, the Cultural
Programming Board and the Darden
Graduate School of Business Administration.
employees have the day off Jan. 21 in observance of Kings
birthday. Classes will be in session.