Upper Iowa University students paid tribute to the
historic Civil Rights marches Monday as they walked
across campus to start their observance of
Martin Luther King Day 2012.
FAYETTE, Iowa (January 17, 2012) -- Upper Iowa University celebrated the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day with a program in the Student Center on the Fayette campus, preceded by a symbolic march across campus, recreating the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery marches.
The UIU program was opened with remarks by Dr. Alan G. Walker, president of Upper Iowa University. Student participants included Laura Lampkin, emcee; Joe Alanis, who read excerpts from Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech;" and Deratra Hutton, who sang several songs, including a solo of "Up to the Mountain."
Guest speaker was Dr. Dwight Watson, dean of the college of education at the University of Northern Iowa.
Photos of the UIU's MLK event are available online at www.flickr.com/photos/upperiowauniversity. Video clips of various aspects of the MLK event will be posted on the Upper Iowa University Black History Month webpage in February.
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study.
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