In order to participate in the virtual day, you must register for the event by Thursday, January 14. You will then receive all of the webinar information.
The greatest injustice we do to our historical leaders is to place them into the realm of the untouchable. Too often, we deify the personality and miss the opportunity to accept their humanness as an example of how to think about and engage a highly diverse society and world.
The program chronicles Dr. King's life while in college, his journey to Montgomery, the passing of the Civil Rights Act, and the five-year period after the ‘I Have a Dream Speech’ concluding with his assassination, April 4, 1968. The program explores themes and messages still relevant to today's college students and future leaders.
The aim of this presentation is to support university goals around inclusion, affinity, civility, and critical thinking among a diverse demographic student body and is a perfect fit for any community program for Black History Month.
Born to a French white mother and Creole African American military father, Alonzo Jones -also known simply as AJ- often says that he grew up and lived in the grey. As a bi-racial, first-generation, kid growing up in the 70's and 80's entering and exiting different educational institutions, communities, cultures, & countries, culture and identity became tremendously important in shaping and developing his professional pathway and research areas.
With over 25 years of experience working in higher education, AJ has a passion for working with students to help them achieve success. Focusing on Male Development, Black History Month, Cultural Greek Organizations, and Student-Identity, AJ has worked with everyone from high schools, colleges & athletic programs to the NFL, community organizations & government municipalities. His approach to speaking is to provide audiences unheard perspectives on familiar topics through an engaging, interactive, and sometimes unorthodox delivery style. His programs are an extension of his own private thoughts and self-examination around identity, education, and fatherhood.
Evening with the King
Friday, Jan. 15
6 p.m. // via Zoom (991 8019 9078)
Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest
Hosted by NKU Black Alumni Council
Saturday, Jan. 16
6 p.m. // via Zoom (925 5890 5665)
Church Service and Soul Food
Sunday, Jan. 17
10:30 a.m. // SU Ballroom
(limited 50 participants)
Celebrate MLK Day with this calming, yet challenging mind-body class led by our instructor Maiya! Create a sense of physical and mental awareness as part of a day to commemorate Dr. King's contributions. The Zoom Link will be sent to you upon registration.
Presented by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. RHO Gamma Chapter. This event will be held Monday, January 18 at 7:06 p.m. at Norse Commons Circle
741 Central Avenue
Newport, KY 41071
|Women's Crisis Center
835 Madison Avenue
Covington, KY 41011
On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a Baptist minister. King received a doctorate degree in theology and in 1955 helped organize the first major protest of the African-American civil rights movement: the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott. Influenced by Mohandas Gandhi, he advocated civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to segregation in the South. The peaceful protests he led throughout the American South were often met with violence, but King and his followers persisted, and the movement gained momentum.
A powerful orator, King appealed to Christian and American ideals and won growing support from the federal government and Northern whites. In 1963, Bayard Rustin and A. Philip Randolph led the massive March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; the event’s grand finale was King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Two hundred and fifty thousand people gathered outside the Lincoln Memorial to hear the stirring speech.
In 1964, the civil rights movement achieved two of its greatest successes: the ratification of the 24th Amendment, which abolished the poll tax, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibited racial discrimination in employment and education and outlawed racial segregation in public facilities. Later that year, King became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize (in 2014 Malala Yousafzai became the youngest to receive the prize at age 17). In the late 1960s, King openly criticized U.S. involvement in Vietnam and turned his efforts to winning economic rights for poor Americans. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
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