Visits from local leaders to highlight MLK Week

Martin Luther King Jr.

Virginia Commonwealth University’s sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week will feature a series of events from Jan. 20-26.

Virginia Commonwealth University’s sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week begins Sunday. A series of events from Jan. 20-26 — including a day of service and keynote remarks from local civic leaders — will offer the university community an opportunity to honor the iconic civil rights leader.

VCU and community education programs will commemorate King’s leadership, spirit of service and dedication to nonviolence and justice, said Aashir Nasim, Ph.D., vice president for inclusive excellence. Keynote remarks from American Civil War Museum CEO Christy Coleman, Rev. Tyrone Nelson, Rep. Donald McEachin and Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras will focus on King’s legacy and ongoing efforts in the areas of social justice, public education and fair housing.

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