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Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute

The Life and Legacy: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity presents evening of poetry, music and a candlelight vigil

(January 12, 2007)

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—( — The University of California Riverside will host a tribute and candlelight vigil to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Saturday Jan. 13, 2007, at 4 p.m. at UCR’s University Theatre.

Through poetry, songs performed by the UCR Choral Society, and presentations by local elementary school students, this event will spotlight King’s accomplishments that helped make civil rights a national priority in the 1950s and ‘60s and earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Following the tribute, there will be a silent march to UCR’s Carillon Bell Tower in the center of campus followed by a candlelight vigil.

The program will be presented by the Pi Epsilon chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. King was a member of the fraternity, which was established in 1906 and was the country’s first African American intercollegiate fraternity. UCR’s Pi Epsilon chapter was founded in 2003.

For more information regarding upcoming Alpha Phi Alpha events or community service activities contact

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