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Events celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 13, 2008

Diversity celebration

Hagerstown Community College, The Herald-Mail Co. and the Community Foundation of Washington County will sponsor the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Celebration on Monday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center at the college.

The celebration will begin with interactive diversity workshops for elementary students, middle/high school students and college students/adults.

Educational consultant and trainer Marvin Worthy will deliver the keynote address, "Dr. King's Message in 2008." The Rev. Darin Mency of the Greater Campher Temple will perform a dramatic rendition of King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

The event will include poetry readings, musical selections and a luncheon.

Students, staff and faculty are involved in planning this event, which is free.

For information, call the public information office at Hagerstown Community College at 301-790-2800, ext. 265.

King lecture

The Rev. Paul Berry of Full Life Ministry in Hagerstown will give a lecture celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery at 4 W. Franklin St.

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Children are encouraged to share their thoughts and views on the significance of the day during the event.

Life and legacy

FREDERICK, Md. - The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be explored Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School.

The program will feature student art, writing and musical performances based on the theme "From Vision to Action."

Admission is free.

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