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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

Date: Friday, January 18, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)  
Location: Social Room Bldg 6
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration will be held on January 18, at 1:00 pm in the social room in Building 6.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Patrick Graham, CEO of The Urban League of Central Carolina.  He will be speaking on the program’s theme, “Stepping into Martin’s Promised Land.”   The 2013 MLK, Jr. Humanitarian Award will be awarded to Herman (Tony) Fisher, Rural Health Driver/Veteran Liaison. Ms. Rebecca Stinson will be the soloist, accompanied by Ms. Phyllis Partee.

This year medical center employees were invited to participate in the observance of Dr. King’s life, by submitting essays addressing the topic, “The Legacy of a Man:  Dr. King’s Life and Impact on American Society.”  First place was awarded to Alice Ricks, and second place was awarded to Annie L. Elliott.  Ms. Elliott will read her essay on Monday, January 14, and Ms. Ricks will read her essay on Friday, January 18.