Area colleges to celebrate MLK's legacy

January 17, 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 include interactive diversity workshops for elementary students, middle/high school students and college students/adults.

Marvin Worthy, educational consultant and trainer, will deliver the keynote address, "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.

The event is free to the public.

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

Interactive display

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - An interactive exhibit entitled A Civil Rights Experience will be on display through Thursday, Jan. 24, as part of the celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.


Designed by Shippensburg University student Riley Cameron, the exhibit is in the multipurpose room of Our Lady of the Visitation Church on North Prince Street in Shippensburg.

The exhibit offers viewers a glimpse of what it was like growing up during the civil rights movement by depicting prominent events and struggles during that period.

The hours are noon to 4 p.m. today. Hours on Jan. 22 and Jan. 24 are noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

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