Baylor University Celebrates The Life And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 14, 2005

by Amanda Lewis, Student Newswriter

Baylor University will honor the life and accomplishments of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. through various activities, Jan. 15-17. All events are open to the Baylor and Waco communities.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will host a step show, "Battle of the Burning Sands," at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in Waco Hall. Student organizations will perform and compete for a grand prize of $5,000. Black Entertainment Television's host "Big Tigger" of "Rap City: The Bassment" will serve as emcee for the evening. Tickets are available for $15 through the Bill Daniel Student Center Ticket Office at 710-3210 or for $20 at the door.

Contemporary gospel trio Trin-i-tee 5:7 will perform during Gospel Explosion 2005 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, in the Ferrell Center. Sponsored by the Association of Black Students, the free concert also features local talent.

The Association of Black Students also invites members of the Baylor and Waco communities to attend its Martin Luther King Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in Miller Chapel of Tidwell Bible Building.

The evening's program includes a keynote address by Dr. Jaffus Hardrick, Baylor's assistant vice provost and assistant vice president of human resource services. Student performers also will contribute dramatic interpretations, musical selections and a visual presentation to pay tribute to Dr. King. The Martin Luther King Celebration is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the office of student activities at 710-2371.

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