Emory Report

January 18, 2000

 Volume 52, No. 17

King Week returns with another diverse schedule

Now in its 16th year, Emory's King Week celebration has become a staple of the spring semester. It's also something in which everyone on campus participates.

"This is one of Emory's diversity initiatives that goes across the University," said Vera Rorie, a member of the King Week committee and director of multicultural programs and services.

Indeed, organizations as diverse as the Emory Women's Center, the Goizueta Business School and the School of Theology, as well as several fraternities, sponsor King Week events. That ensures a very diverse calendar of events.

"We try to illustrate the many dimensions of the man," said Cynthia Shaw, director of student development for Campus Life and chair of the King Week committee. "So you'll have dance, you'll have song and you'll have lectures, too. It is all a reflection of who the man was and what he enjoyed in his life."

This year's featured speaker will be Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Taylor Branch. Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963­1965, the follow-up to his award-winning Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954­1963, was published last year.

A full schedule of King Week activities is on page 3. For more information, please call Shaw at 404-727-4148, or visit the King Week website at www.sph.emory.edu/AWARDS/ 2000/mlkweek.html.

--Eric Rangus

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