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Penn State Fayette plans several activities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

1/12/2012 —

Several events are planned to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 17 at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. The events are free and open to the public and will take place in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium at the campus’ Community Center.

Starting at 10:30 a.m. a special ceremony recognizing high school students for their achievements in academic scholarship, community service, athletics and performing arts will be held.

Following the high school presentations, “Road to Freedom,” a multimedia program, will be held presented by Key Arts Productions.

“Road to Freedom” will highlight the work of people who came together to defy inequality and injustices.

According to Key Arts Productions’ website, “Information and thought provoking live commentary, brings to life the story of the efforts of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglas, W.E.B. Du Bois, the Freedom Fighters, MLK and many others. Rousing musical performance and captivating big screen video images make this powerful program an entertaining educational experience for all.”

On Jan. 16, the actual Martin Luther King Day holiday, Penn State Fayette students (who have the day off from classes) will gather to have a “Day On” to perform community service with fellow students from several Penn State branch campuses including Beaver, Dubois, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington and Shenango.

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