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11 am – 1 pm, Harry C. Moores Campus Center, Capital Court
During the planning of the first Capital University Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Learning in January 1992, Dr. Bob Breithaupt suggested a southern style dinner much like one Dr. King may have enjoyed on a Sunday following church services. Dr. Breithaupt agreed to assemble a group of local musicians that included Hank Marr.
Mr. Marr was born on January 30, 1927 in a section of Columbus known then as Flytown. At an early age, he developed an interest in the piano, and continued playing and performing with the Sammy Hopkins Trio and Rusty Bryant bands. The Hank Marr Trio was formed in the mid-1950’s with Mr. Marr on the increasingly popular B-3 organ. He joined King Records in 1961 and recorded seven albums. Mr. Marr continued with his art, gaining immense popularity through the years. He remained a central part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Learning Jazz Luncheon until his death in 2004. The luncheon is now named in his honor and features several of his fellow musicians, including Bob Breithaupt, Bobby Floyd, Byron Stripling and Gene Walker.
Cost: $13.25/adults; $8.00 children 10 and under
This year the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday coincides with Inauguration Day, we plan to listen first to the President’s inaugural address. A panel of four experts will subsequently reflect on the vision outlined by the President in light of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The panelists will include a political scientist, environmentalist, and public health official .
11 am – 1 pm, The Mezz, Harry C. Moores Campus Center, 3rd floor Members of various Capital University student organizations will host storytelling and coloring activities for children 12 and under. All children in attendance must be accompanied by an adult.
2 - 4 pm, Huntington Auditorium, Conservatory of Music Act on Racism is a student-oriented theater group founded in 2005. Members gather stories from family, friends, and community members regarding experiences with racial inequality, discrimination, and institutional racism. These stories are then turned into dramatic re-enactments for the purpose of making these social patterns visible to the audience. Performances are followed by a dialogue between actors and audience members.
Act on Racism was founded in 2005 as a collaborative effort between college students and a college professor to create a version of theater of the oppressed that could be used to stimulate dialogue and action around the issue of racism and racial inequality. Since 2005, Act on Racism has performed in over 50 venues including academic conferences, community theaters, churches, classrooms, and a host of other venues.
2 pm, Capital Center Athletic Facility
Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life? There is no deficit in human resources. The deficit is in human will.–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Capital University will utilize the power of service to make a difference in the lives of community members who struggle with hunger. Join us at 2 pm in the Capital Center Athletic facility as we collect and box non-perishable food items collected during our two month canned food drive campaign. » Learn more about the Service Project.
Through recent generous gifts The Schumacher Gallery has acquired a significant number of African and Oceanic works which have added to the rich diversity of the gallery’s permanent collections and bolstered its growing reputation for ethnic art. Although their dramatic presence gives them widely-recognized appeal, the significance of these works does not derive from aesthetic merit alone. Specific beliefs vary among the cultures represented here, but it is widely accepted that objects have an energy or life-force that can be harnessed, activated, and controlled for the benefit of the community.
Through continuing study and educational use of the works in the collection, it is hoped that individuals can appreciate the differences and similarities of cultures and peoples, leading to greater understanding and harmony.
All Day Stop by Blackmore Library to peruse books, films, DVD’s and posters featuring works by and about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
11 am - 4 pm, Admission and Welcome Center Stop in and visit with representatives from the Admission Office and Welcome Center and learn more about Capital University, its academic and co-curricular programs and all that it has to offer.
MLK Day Home | Keynote Speaker | Workshops | Hank Marr Jazz Luncheon | Service Project
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