Erskine to celebrate MLK Day Jan. 16

Posted on January 9, 2012

Montrio Belton Sr.

Martin Luther King Day will be celebrated at Erskine College and Theological Seminary with a special program in Bowie Chapel on the seminary campus Monday, Jan. 16, at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

This year’s featured speaker will be Dr. Montrio Belton, Sr., who recently joined the staff of South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais as director of the Office of School Transformation.

The Erskine Gospel Choir will also participate in the service.

A special lunch in Moffatt Dining Hall will follow the celebration.

This is the 8th year in which Erskine has formally recognized the birthday of King, a Baptist minister who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. He promoted nonviolent means to achieve civil rights for all Americans and was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.

Convocation credit will be offered for Erskine College students who attend.