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Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Program and Black History Month Kickoff

Martin Luther King, Jr., giving his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial. Photo courtesy of BlatantNews.com at http://www.flickr.com/photos/blatantnews/.

Each year, the African American Cultural Center hosts a commemorative program for civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., designed to honor King and serve as a kickoff for Black History Month.

All events are free and open to the public.

Activities are sponsored by the African American Cultural Center in conjunction with several departments and organizations. For more information, contact the African American Cultural Center at 724-357-2455.

This year’s program, the twenty-second annual, will take place Monday, January 30, 2012. Events are as follows:

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Civil Rights March

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The march will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Indiana County Courthouse (8th and Philadelphia St.) and proceed to Grace United Methodist Church. There will be a memorial program at the church at 11:00 a.m., followed by a fellowship luncheon at noon. The march is hosted by the Indiana County NAACP.

Living the Dream and Black History: Historical and Contemporary Achievements Exhibit

January 15–February 29

The exhibit will run at the IUP Stapleton Library and may be viewed during regular library hours.

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Blood Drive

Monday, January 16

The AACC will partner with the American Red Cross to host their annual Martin Luther King Blood Drive, the largest blood drive in the area.

The drive will be held 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. at Rustic Lodge, Indiana.

Bllood donors, donations, and volunteers are needed. Volunteers are especially needed 1:00–4:00 p.m. Please contact the AACC at 724-357-2455.

Twenty-Second Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program and Black History Month Kick-Off

Monday, January 30

In conjunction with the Six O’Clock Series and the Office of Social Equity and Civic Engagement, the AACC offers a daylong schedule of activities with the theme, “Living the Dream and Black History: Relevance, Reflections, and Challenges.”

The program will be held in the Hadley Union Building.

Activities include:

  • Martin Luther King Jr./Black History Month Film Series, 10:00–11:45 a.m
  • Reflections workshop and lunch, 12:00–1:30 p.m.
  • Keynote program, 6:00 p.m.—featuring Burell Brown, Esq; the IUP African Dance Ensemble, and more.

All events are free and open to the public. Please join us! If additional information is needed, contact the AACC at 724-357-2455.

  • African American Cultural Center
  • Susan S. Delaney Hall, Suite B25
    920 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2455
  • Fax: 724-357-6196
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.