Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Scheduled for Jan. 20

Jan. 14, 1998

by Lori Scott Fogleman

The department of educational administration in the School of Education at Baylor University will host a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration luncheon at noon Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center. Approximately 100 area educators, graduate students and African-American community leaders are expected to attend.

The luncheon will feature Dr. Marvin Griffin, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Austin and a board member of the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. A nationally recognized speaker and respected community leader, Griffin lists among his many accomplishments his 1990 induction into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. He also currently serves as first vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, a member of the board of regents at Hardin-Simmons University and a trustee of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Entertainment will be provided by the Carver Academy Jazz Ensemble, a group consisting of outstanding eighth grade musicians, many of whom have competed and won chairs in the Region 8 Middle School Jazz Ensemble. The ensemble, under the direction of Byron Swann, was also named the state's Outstanding Jazz Band in Class CC.

The cost to attend the luncheon is $12, and reservations are requested to be made by Jan. 17. For more information, contact Kelly Miller, administrative associate in the department of educational administration, at 710-3117.

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