Sunday, January 18, 2015

Ann Arbor News: Martin Luther King Day Observance at University of Michigan Features Marc Lamont Hill, Ndaba Mandela and Stephen Henderson

Ann Arbor News Sunday, January 18, 2015
From left, Marc Lamont Hill, Ndaba Mandela and Stephen Henderson

Ann Arbor News
January 18, 2015
MLK Day honored at U-M with symposium, lectures

The University of Michigan hosts a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Symposium each year on MLK Day, this year on Monday.

All lectures and talks are free and open to the public. Find a complete schedule at  Here are a few highlights.

Marc Lamont Hill, a CNN political contributor and host of HuffPost Live and BET News, will give the keynote lecture from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday at Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave.

Stephen Henderson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Detroit Free Press editorial writer, will speak at 2-3:30 p.m. Monday at the Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S. State St.

Ndaba Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson, who was recently named one of the "28 Men of Change" by BET, will present a talk titled "The Power of One" from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday at U-M Business School's Blau Auditorium, 701 Tappan St.

The University Record
December 8, 2014
Marc Lamont Hill to deliver MLK Symposium keynote address
By Kevin Brown

Marc Lamont Hill, a leading intellectual voice and the host of HuffPost Live and Black Entertainment Television News, will present the keynote lecture for the 29th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium in January.

Hill will deliver the traditional address at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 in Hill Auditorium.  It is the centerpiece of the symposium, which presents more than 30 events in January and February.  It is one of the top national observances honoring King.

The symposium theme, selected by the MLK Jr. Symposium Planning Committee, is "Unity: Not Uniformity."  It is inspired by a quote from Coretta Scott King about joining Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X's widow, on stage at the National Black Political Convention in 1972.

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