Wake Forest University celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with community events

Photo of Martin Luther King Jr. on original film strip

Image sourced from the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalogue

Wake Forest University will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of events, including the 17th annual Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State universities’ celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at the K.R. Williams Auditorium at Winston-Salem State University.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrations

7th Annual MLK Day Read-In
9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Benson University Center, Room 401
This event is organized by Girl Talk Triad Chapter, HandsOn Northwest North Carolina, Salem College, UNC School of the Arts, Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University. The Read-In promotes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service, literacy and community empowerment to children ages 4-10.

• 12th Annual MLK GospelFest
3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at Scales Fine Art Center, Brendle Recital Hall
GospelFest is an annual large-scale gospel celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This event features Kierra “KiKi” Sheard and the Wake Forest University Gospel Choir.

17th Annual MLK Day Celebration
7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 at Winston-Salem State University, K.R. Williams Auditorium
Each year, Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University collaborate to host a major celebration to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Entertainer D.L. Hughley will present a keynote speech. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be no classes on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in observance of the holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.