Pace Events to Honor Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Pace University will celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at events on both its New York City and Pleasantville campuses this week.

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Cara Cea, (914) 906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

PACE UNIVERSITY COMMEMORATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. IN DOWNTOWN NEW YORK THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, AND PLEASANTVILLE FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

James McBride to discuss latest book.

PLEASANTVILLE, NY, January 27, 2010 – Pace University will celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at events on both its New York City and Pleasantville campuses this week.

The New York City campus presents an evening with author and jazz musician, James McBride who will present “Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr.” Thursday, January 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 1 Pace Plaza (entrance on Spruce Street) in the Multipurpose Room. The program is free and open to the public.

In his latest book, “Song Yet Sung,” McBride, the author of “The Color of Water,” weaves the historical past and the present into a complex picture of slavery, freedom and perceptions of freedom. McBride will transport the audience through Maryland’s mid-1800’s slave economy; the urban chaos and violence of the 21st century; and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic 1963 march on Washington. Media admission by press pass. Welcoming remarks will be made by Stephen J. Friedman, President of Pace University. A book-signing and reception will follow McBride’s presentation.

The next day, Friday, January 29 on the University’s Pleasantville campus, the 10th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Breakfast, this year called “Generation,” will be held.

Assistant professor of history at Pace, Durahn Taylor, Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker at this breakfast honoring the numerous battles for social justice and human rights that Dr. King and the Civil Rights generation fought and won. The Pace Inspirational Praise Ensemble will perform.

The breakfast will be held in the Kessel Student Center – Dining room A (entrance 3, 861 Bedford Road) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Media admission by press pass. For more information, contact Cornell Craig, ccraig@pace.edu or call 914- 773- 3775.

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