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KNOXVILLE — Student organizations at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, Jan. 18, with a celebration titled Carrying On the Dream.

Beginning at 4 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium, the event will feature performances from many student organizations including the Love United Gospel Choir, Strange Fruit on Stage Productions, the Ice Cold Experience (I.C.E.) Jazz Quartet, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and many more. During the “Reflections from the Generations” segment, audience members will hear personal stories of King’s impact from students, faculty and staff.

Carrying On the Dream is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the University Center Ballroom.

The event is sponsored by the Black Cultural Programming Committee within the Office of Minority Student Affairs. Founded in 1979, the committee aims to develop programs and activities that enhance public awareness of African-Americans and their accomplishments, encourage the interaction and unity of African-American students, provide opportunities for African-American students to be actively involved in the academic and local communities and serve as a catalyst to motivate African American students’ self-development, discovery and esteem during their educational careers at the university.

For more information or disability accommodations, contact the Office of Minority Student Affairs at 865-974-6861.

C O N T A C T :

Rebekah Winkler (865-974-8304,

Demetrius Richmond (865-974-6861,