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MVNU, Kenyon College to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University, in partnership with Kenyon College and the Knox County community, will present the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21, from 9-11 a.m., in Peirce Hall, Thomas Hall on the Kenyon College campus. With the theme “Sisters in the Struggle: Pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement,” the breakfast and program will feature speaker Dr. Leslie Harris, Professor of History, Northwestern University.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration, required by Jan. 14, can be made by contacting Hallie Logan at Kenyon College, 740-427-5223, or Trinia Huddleston at MVNU, 740-397-9000 ext. 4600.  

The annual event is sponsored by The MLK Legacy Committee, Kenyon College and MVNU.

The morning’s program will also include breakfast, presentation of the 2019 Beulah Apostolic Award, the MLK Essay contest recipients, and First-Knox National Bank and PNC Bank Book Award winners.

There will be special musical guests and community responses from Kenyon College President Dr. Sean Decatur, MVNU President Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard K. Mavis and Gambier Mayor Kachen Kimmel.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 31 states and 22 countries/U.S. territories.