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Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter to speak at Niagara University

LEWISTON - Bernice A. King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., will present the keynote address Jan. 31 during Niagara University's annual celebration of her father's life and work.

Bernice King is the CEO of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta. Her speech is set for 5 p.m. in the Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara campus.

"Dr. King, like her father, embraces the critical principles of community, mentorship and care for others, values that Niagara University upholds as part of its Catholic and Vincentian mission," said Averl Harbin, the university's director of multicultural affairs.

The speech caps a series of campus activities in January and early February around the theme of King's life, including the Tunnel of Oppression, to be set up in O'Shea Hall from 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 25. Students may walk through and experience "role-play situations portraying racism, homelessness, ableism, sexism, homophobia and body image," according to an announcement from the university.


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