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Today Is the Commemoration Event for Dr. Martin Luther King's Assassination 50 Years Ago


Posted 04/03/2018
Submitted by Mildred McNeill
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements
Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tenn.

Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tenn.

Please join University of Hartford students TODAY, Wednesday, April 4, as they join with other college campuses, institutions, and places of worship across the nation to ring bells at 6:01 p.m. to commemorate 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Dr. King was 39 years old when he died and bells will be rung 39 times.

The campus community and guests are invited to gather for this brief commemoration at the overhang in front of the Fuller Music Center (The Hartt School) at 5:45 p.m. The University of Hartford Gospel Choir will sing as people gather.

Kashif Barclay '20, a criminal justice major in the College of Arts and Sciences will be the master of ceremonies. At 6:01 bells will be rung, followed by a reading of a brief excerpt from Dr. King’s last speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”by Barney School of Business student Hern Dumas A’16, ’18  The Gospel Choir will close the commemoration with Dr. King's last requested song.

In case of rain, the event will be held in the Sukman Foyer, outside of Millard Auditorium in the Fuller Center. This event is free and open to the campus community and the public.

Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tenn.

Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tenn.