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Central College to Honor MLK, Jr. Thursday

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Central College will remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as students return to campus for winter semester.

In the morning, a conversation will be held to discuss economic justice in the Graham Banquet Hall at 11. The community is invited to help make weighted blankets in partnership with Sharing the Weight on Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Maytag Student Center. The film “A Raisin in the Sun” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Van Emmerik Theatre.

Additionally, a historic display of photos related to Martin Luther King, Jr. will be on display throughout the day in the Maytag Student Center.

Almost 51 years ago, Central College hosted Dr. King, when he addressed an audience of 1,300 in the college gymnasium on March 22, 1967, just over a year before his assassination.