Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 28, 2013

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Participants hold candles aloft during the annual vigil for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which took place on Monday, January 21, at the Knowles Memorial Chapel.

In January, Rollins celebrated and honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., with a week of events dedicated to reflection, activism, and service. This year, the MLK Week's celebrations included a service at the 11th Annual Unity Heritage Festival, the annual vigil for King, a gallery talk titled Felrath Hines & the Question of Color by Andrea Stahlman '13 at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, a diversity dialogue featuring Rollins professors and West Winter Park Historian Fairolyn Livingston, a screening of the film Red Tails, a spoken word poetry performance, and a Day of Service at Grand Avenue Learning Center. For more information on diversity at Rollins, check out the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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As the keynote speaker, minister Jamie Washington addresses the audience during the annual vigil on Monday, January 21.

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Andrea Stahlman '13 discusses the work of African American artist Felrath Hines during a gallery talk at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum on Tuesday, January 22.
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Rollins professor Julian Chambliss discusses the advancement of African Americans since the Civil Rights Movement with fellow panelists Claire Strom, Melissa Fussell ’13, and West Winter Park Historian Fairolyn Livingston during the Diversity Dialogue on Tuesday, January 22.
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Rollins students paint columns at the Grand Avenue Learning Center as part of the Day of Service on Saturday, January 26.

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