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Civil Rights legends to pay tribute to Dr. King by focusing on the next battle: Meaningful Education


Washington, DC - A special reception by the Council of Elders ( Civil rights leaders )paying tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King in connection with his statue dedication , will be held Thursday , August 25th at the MLK Library, from 3:30 -6:30 PM

The theme of the program is "How We Made It Over" which honors the works of various legends of the civil rights movement, especially those who worked alongside Dr. King on a daily basis.

The program, hosted by The KingMaker Foundation and the Library, is co-sponsored by the UDC Journalism Club.

Dr. C.T. Vivian , one of Dr. King's close associates, while giving a special presentation on a new high school dropout prevention initiative , will address the next great civil rights battle -- EDUCATION. Taking a rhetorical question , " Where do we go from Here?" from Dr. King's oration, Rev. Vivian will charter the course of meaningful education for the minorities.

Other Civil Rights leaders on the Council , expected to attend and speak are: Dr.. Walter Fauntroy; Dr. Joseph Lowery; Dr Wyatt Tee Walker; Dorothy Cotton; and Dr. Fred shuttleworth.

KingMaker Foundation head Dr. Levy M. B. Daugherty said the program and the reception are free and open to the public. For information and seat reservation, call 202.315.0723 or e-mail

Contact: UDC Journalism Club, Joe Elam, 703.975.8070, Cleanah Morris, 240.246.6484

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Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs,, 202.345.6371