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January 17, 2002
Lincoln University Groups to Perform at Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, Jan. 21

The Lincoln University Gospel Choir, Liturgical Dance Ministry and student ministers will be featured during the program segment of Herr Foods Inc.'s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Herr's Visitor's Center in Nottingham, Pa.

The program is part of a day of planned activities held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the legacy of the slain civil rights leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. The program is free and open to the public.

Lincoln's Education Department and Office of International Services and Programs are also participating.

Assistant education professor Dr. Martin A. Drew and approximately 20 education majors will offer mini-history lessons about Dr. King's legacy and several international students will appear in cultural attire.

Herr's Visitor's Center is located at Routes 1 and 272. For further information, contact Lincoln's Office of the Chaplain at 610-932-8300, ext. 3724.

Student ministers Korey Grice, Jovan Davis, Nelson Dennis and Shaun Saunders will discuss "Living the Dream" articulated by Dr. King. The Liturgical Dance Ministry will perform a work titled "Wings of Praise."

Ed Herr, executive vice president of Herr Foods Inc., will also speak.

The ministers, choir and dance ministry are part of Lincoln University's Office of the Chaplain. In 2001, they, the Education Department and the international students, participated in Herr's King Day celebration for the first time. Rev. Dr. C. Matthew Hudson, Lincoln's chaplain, gave the keynote address.

Dr. King (Jan. 15, 1929 to April 4, 1968) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his leadership in civil and human rights activism and was assassinated in 1968. On January 18, 1986, heeding a national grassroots campaign to create a holiday in Dr. King's honor, then-President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation declaring every third Monday in January to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Founded in 1854, Lincoln University is a premier, Historically Black University that combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of students living in a highly technological and global society. * * * *

For more information, contact:
Samuel W. Pressley, Director
Lincoln University's Office of Marketing & Communications,
610-932-1094; e-mail:; home: 856-582-9574.

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