Augusta University to take part in annual Tri-College Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

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In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Augusta University will again take part in a tri-college celebration with Paine College and Augusta Technical College at noon Friday, Jan. 13 at the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel on the campus of Paine College.

The event is free and open to the public and will be streamed online for those who are unable to attend.

This year’s guest speaker is Lewis Baldwin, PhD, emeritus professor of religious studies at Vanderbilt University. Baldwin is a historian, author and professor specializing in the history of Black churches in the United States. He’s also an acknowledged expert on the Spencer Churches, the oldest Black denominations in the country.

Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel will give a special commemorative litany during the ceremony.

“We are proud to co-host this event to encourage the spirit of the service upheld by Dr. King and inspire future generations to engage our community as we fulfill Augusta University’s mission to provide quality education and health care opportunities to all,” said Keel.

The university will have the blue and blue express buses make stops near the roundabout at Druid Hills and Laney-Walker Blvd. at the Paine College chapel for students and employees from 11am to 1:30pm. 

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