Syracuse Univ. Marks Anniversary of MLK's Death With Plaque

Apr 4, 2018
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Syracuse University unveiled a new plaque Wednesday to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, who was murdered 50 years ago in Memphis, Tennessee. Dean of Hendricks Chapel Brian Konkol set the stage for the ceremony.   

“Our program today not only possesses a significant date but also an important setting. As here the Shaffer art building galleria is next to the location where Dr. King spoke during a 1965 visit to Syracuse University.”

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The Southwest Community Center in Syracuse was filled with busy volunteers on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day sorting through piles of new or gently used clothing and food items.  The items get packed up and delivered to city residents in need.  To make sure they were enthused enough for the challenge ahead, they began with a pep talk and some appreciation from event organizers.

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Porter Elementary students performed a song today in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The school’s first ever Peace Assembly was held as Black History Month comes to a close.