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Niagara Community College will observe Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 24 with a series of
afternoon events.

A review of the the civil rights leader's contributions begins at 12:15 p.m. with a lecture in Room E-140 of the Humanities and Social Science Building.

Iris Banister, chairwoman of Rochester's Martin Luther King Festival Commission Speakers Bureau, will discuss "Non-Violence and Solving Social Conflicts by Peaceful Means." Ms. Banister will describe her own experience as a college student during the demonstrations of the 1960s.

Afterward, a two-part program will describe King's own history and the music of the 1960 decade, all reflecting his commitment to brotherhood and equality. Freeman Brown and Bart Dentiono will present "Ideals of Martin Luther King: A Heart Full of Grace." They will repeat their performance at 6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room.

Coinciding with the King program, an exhibition called "Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds" will open at 4 p.m. in the college Art Gallery. The show, obtained from the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, will be on view through Feb. 9.

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