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Southeastern plans MLK candlelight march Jan. 18

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will celebrate the legacy of the late Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a candlelight processional and remembrance program on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
     The event, sponsored annually by the Kappa Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, will begin at 6 p.m. at St. Tammany Hall. 
     Duane Donald, coordinator of special projects at Southeastern and Alpha Phi Alpha member, said the fraternity has been actively involved in sponsoring the event because of the important message and legacy King left behind through his life.
     “His message still resonates with all Americans, so this is an opportunity for the campus community as well as the surrounding communities to pay tribute to our fraternity brother, Dr. King.”
     Participants will walk to the War Memorial Student Union, where Alpha Phi Alpha will continue the tradition of laying a wreath at the tree planted in Dr. King’s memory in the War Memorial Student Union Park. Shortly after the laying of the wreath, Southeastern alumnus Ron Austin will deliver an address. Also an Alpha Phi Alpha member, Austin is the owner of Austin and Associates, one of the most prosperous minority-owned law firms in Louisiana.
     For additional information, contact Southeastern’s Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, 985-549-3850.

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