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Miami University, Oxford community to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Miami University Shriver Center


Miami University
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Miami University, Oxford community to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day


The Miami University, Oxford community will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins will give the keynote speech.


The commemoration will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, January 16. There will be a special celebration in the John Dolibois Rooms of the Shriver Center, 701 E. Spring Street.


Admission to Miami Oxford’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration

Admission to Miami Oxford’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration is free.



Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins is a 1974 Western College for Women graduate. She is also the former president of the League of Women Voters of the United States. Carolyn will give the keynote speech, “I Dare You To Be The Dream!”


Jefferson-Jenkins was Miami’s 2021 spring commencement speaker and the third honoree of the university’s Freedom Summer of ’64 Award.


Remarks and Proclamation

Miami University President Gregory Crawford and Cristina Alcalde, vice president for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, will offer remarks. Oxford Mayor William Snavely will read a mayor’s proclamation.



Oxford Chapter NAACP President Fran Jackson. The musical introduction of “Lift Every Voice” will be led by tenor Travis Pearce. Laura Carroll, a graduate student seeking her master’s in Vocal Performance, also will perform. Oxford Chapter NAACP Vice President Vanessa Cummings will lead the singing of “We Shall Overcome.”



The event is hosted by Miami’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Oxford NAACP. It will include a presentation of art exhibition winners from the Talawanda School District.


About Miami University

Established in 1809, Miami University is consistently ranked among the top 50 national public universities by U.S. News & World Report for providing students with an Ivy League-quality education at a public school price.




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