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Wofford College plans King Day Celebration events

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with events on Monday, Jan. 17.

On Monday, the College Town Unity Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. in the Montgomery Room of the Burwell Building. Dr. Kirk Neely of Morningside Baptist Church will give the keynote address. Students from the six College Town colleges in Spartanburg – Wofford, Converse College, the University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg Technical College and Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic – will participate by reading excerpts from King speeches and offering prayers. The event is open to the public; cost is $5.50 per person.

Also on Monday, Wofford will host the MLK Day Convocation at 11 a.m. in the Verandah Room of the Richardson Physical Activities Building. A panel, moderated by Dr. Gerald Ginocchio, a Wofford sociology professor, will include Dr. Benjamin Snoddy of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church; Tom Keith, executive director of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, and Darrin Goss, director of multicultural affairs and leadership programs at Wofford. The public is invited to attend the event at no charge.