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Frostburg State University to Host Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
03/26/2009

In memory of the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr., Frostburg State University will hold its annual MLK Celebration, “The Dreamer and the Dream,” featuring guest speaker C. Fraser Smith. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center.

Smith is a columnist from the Baltimore Sun and news director of WYPR Radio in Baltimore. He has also written a book, “Here Lies Jim Crow: Civil Rights in Maryland,” which recounts the tale of Jim Crow policies in Maryland through the stories, words and deeds of famous, infamous and little-known Marylanders. He traces the roots of Jim Crow laws from Dred Scott to Plessy v. Ferguson and describes the parallel and opposite early efforts of those who struggled to establish freedom and basic rights for African Americans.

The celebration will be preceded by a special Harmony Walk: "Celebrating the Dream, Walking as One." All who are interested are invited to meet at the FSU Clock Tower at 6:15 p.m. The walk will begin at 6:45 p.m. and will go through campus and end at the Performing Arts Center by 7:15.

The celebration is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of the Provost at 301-687-4211.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu