FMU event to honor legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
FLORENCE, S.C. – S.C. Rep. Carl Anderson, a Democrat who represents the Georgetown area, will be the keynote speaker Thursday evening at the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Francis Marion University.
The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and FMU invite the public to come to the event that honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
The celebration will start with a 6:15 p.m. candlelight march from the Wallace House front lawn to Chapman Auditorium. Those who wish to participate in the march should arrive by 6 p.m.
The MLK Celebration of the Arts will start at 6:30 p.m. at Chapman Auditorium inside the McNair Science Building. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by McLeod Health and HopeHealth along with support by AccuStaff, Clean World USA, State Farm and iHeart Media. The Young, Gifted and Blessed Gospel Choir will perform. Other dedications and tributes will be performed to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King.
Daphne Carter-McCants, FMU’s assistant president for student affairs and one of the event’s organizers, says the importance of the event cannot be overstated, as it provides a valuable forum for the campus and surrounding community as a whole to learn of King’s legacy.
McCants says the event is a great way to educate FMU’s students and the community as a whole on the life and legacy of King and his role in the civil rights movement.