Marking Martin Luther King Day, there will be a free public lecture Sunday, January 16 at 6 p.m. in Spencer Lounge in the Spencer Residence Hall off Coalter Street. Also in honor of Martin Luther King, the 14th annual Candlelight March for Peace and Justice will take place Monday, January 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church at Lewis and Beverley streets, Staunton. The public is invited to participate in these events.
The march will be followed by a service at Central United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. The service will feature several speakers and musical performances by the Al Hamilton Mass Choir and Mary Baldwin’s Anointed Voices of Praise and Ministry of Dance. There will be a free will offering designated for the Booker T. Washington Community Center.
The march and service are sponsored by the Staunton chapter of the NAACP, Mary Baldwin University’s Office of African American and Multicultural Affairs, and the college’s Department of Philosophy and Religion.
The lecture, ‘Remembering the Dreamer’ will be given by Mary Baldwin University Instructor of History Amy Tillerson and is sponsored by the Ida B. Wells society.