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Elder Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., to speak at IU Northwest Jan. 18 as part of MLK event

Youngest daughter of civil rights icon has earned reputation as an accomplished speaker in her own right

On Friday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Tamarack Hall Theatre at Indiana University Northwest, Elder Bernice King, the youngest daughter of iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., will bring her own message of hope and equality to Northwest Indiana as part of a free event in celebration of the upcoming MLK Day holiday. IU Northwest is pleased to continue its tradition of hosting insightful speakers and powerful programs in recognition of King’s civil rights legacy and achievements.

Martin Luther King, Jr., is remembered as one of this nation’s most influential orators. Bernice King has ably carried on this important tradition with a collection of sermons and speeches that easily places her in the first tier of America’s current civic thinkers and activists. From age 17, when she spoke in mother Coretta Scott King’s stead at the United Nations, through her subsequent appearances at the White House, the Pentagon, the Salvation Army, in corporate America, and overseas, Bernice King has demonstrated an ability to speak forcefully and passionately about the social and political issues that affect all Americans today.

Bernice King is an ordained minister and a member of the State Bar of Georgia, as well as the published author of “Hard Questions Heart Answers,” a collection of her speeches and sermons. King is a graduate of Spelman College, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, and of Emory University, where she earned both Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Law degrees. She has also received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from Wesley College.

IU Northwest is pleased to welcome Elder Bernice King to Gary, Ind., on Jan. 18 for what promises to be an uplifting celebration of MLK’s legacy. A book signing will follow the presentation. Refreshments will also be provided. Prior to Elder King’s remarks, Gary’s First Baptist Church Choir will perform several musical selections.

Tamarack Hall Theatre is located near the IU Northwest Police Department at the west end of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway. The event is free, but advance seating reservations are available by calling (219) 981-5609. The doors at Tamarack will open at 5 p.m.

  
Published:

01-07-2008

Media Contact:

Christopher Sheid
OMC
219-980-6802
ccsheid@iun.edu

Michelle Searer
OMC
219-980-6686
msearer@iun.edu
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