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Ceremony at MLK’s alma mater explores relevance in Trump era

January 15, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Boston University says its celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be shaped by concerns about President Donald Trump’s administration and its commitment to civil rights.

School officials say they will host several speakers at a Monday ceremony to discuss the increasing relevance of King’s message amid today’s politics.

King received a doctorate degree in systematic theology from Boston University in 1955 and later donated his papers to the school before his assassination in 1968.

Speakers at the ceremony will include poet Kamilah Aisha Moon and university President Robert A. Brown.

Moon said in an interview published by BU that educational institutions are “under direct threat” from the Trump administration and that King’s message is particularly important today.

Boston University is a private school that enrolls about 33,000 students.

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