MLK celebration kicks off January 22

From: Student Affairs

Events celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will take place from Jan. 22 through the end of the month and include art exhibits, presentations, performances, and more.

Jemele Hill and Dr. Tommie C. Smith will deliver the MLK Keynote presentation on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre in the Moss Arts Center. Hill is an Emmy Award winning journalist and senior correspondent and columnist for The Undefeated. Smith is a 200m Gold Medalist in the games of the XIX Olympiad, which took place in Mexico City in 1968.

On Friday, Jan. 25, Hubby Jenkins of the Carolina Chocolate Drops will share his love and knowledge of old-time American music with a performance in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are free but required to attend and can be reserved starting Jan. 22 by visiting or calling 540-231-5300.

The second annual MLK Oration Competition, which features Virginia Tech student speakers and performers, will take place Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved online.

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