Duke will host the annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration this weekend. This year's theme is, “What Becomes of the Dream? Faith and Politics, Vision and Leadership.”
Civil Rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery will give the keynote address for the weekend at Duke Sunday before heading to Washington, D.C., to deliver the benediction at President-elect Barack Obama's Inauguration Tuesday. There, he will be joined by prominent leaders like Aretha Franklin and Rick Warren as a distinguished speaker at the event.
Here's a brief schedule of events for the MLK commemoration:
- Rev. Joseph Lowery speech, Chapel, 3 p.m., Sunday
- "me too Monologues": a performance hosted by the Center for Race Relations featuring true stories about race and identity written and performed by Duke students. The event is essentially a hybrid of the "All of the Above" monologues and "Me Too" campaign.
- A candlelight vigil to honor MLK, Durham Regional Hospital, 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday
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