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Georgetown College to Virtually Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Submitted on January 14, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates the legacy of Dr. King and reminds us all of the continued effort to achieve his dream of an equal and just world. Each year the college marks this revered day by co-sponsoring a march in remembrance of Dr. King. Recognizing the need to help keep our community as safe and healthy as possible, the community will virtually remember Dr. King with a special video celebration, which will be available on the college’s Facebook page on Monday, January 18.

Director of Diversity and Inclusion Robbi Barber has spearheaded the Martin Luther King Jr. Day event for more than 15 years and is excited to once again celebrate Dr. King’s impact this year. “We recognize the need to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as well as remain as safe and healthy as possible,” said Barber. “We’re excited to be able to still celebrate this special day in a different way this year.”

The video celebration will feature remarks from several local leaders including Mayor Tom Prather, Scott County Judge Executive Joe Pat Covington, Reverend Chester Palmer, Miss Camille Overstreet, GC President Will Jones, and Miss Olivia Coleman. Music will be performed by GC’s Professor of Music, Marlin McKay.

In addition to music and remarks from local leaders, the event will also include remembrances and celebrations from several community members, as well as high school and college students. “Dr. King’s dream of all people working together to form a stronger nation and world is worth striving for, and this event will remind us all of Dr. King’s dream,” said Barber. “It will serve as encouragement as we continue to work toward achieving it.”

Viewers can tune in to Georgetown College’s Facebook page at 5:00 pm EST on Monday, January 18 for the video celebration.

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