Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance
The UMSL Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity presents it’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance - a celebration of the life and legacy of the great civil rights leader. Every year, people from all over St. Louis gather with the UMSL community for dynamic presentations of song, speech and other performance. The 2018 event will be facilitated by mistress of ceremonies Courtney Bryant, evening anchor and reporter with KMOV, St. Louis’ CBS affiliate. She will introduce participants including Brian Owens, the nationally renowned singer, a Ferguson native and UMSL graduate. The program’s keynote speaker is Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Among other accolades, in 2012 he was named by President Obama as chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
The event has already taken a place at this date: