The University Libraries will host four events, incorporating film, the arts and a featured speaker, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King during Penn State’s 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Jan. 16-20 at the University Park campus.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 16) two events in Pattee Library and Paterno Library will include a 1994 documentary film and a choral concert. Hourly presentations of “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Historical Perspective” will be shown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. From 1 to 1:30 p.m. in Franklin Atrium, 106 Pattee Library, visitors can enjoy musical selections from Penn State’s Essence of Joy choral ensemble.
On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Tom Houck, a 1966-1968 aide to King and his family, will share his knowledge and passion on King’s life and times at 7:30 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. The event is co-sponsored by the Presidential Leadership Academy, Schreyer Honors College, Paterno Family Professorship, Hillel and the University Libraries.
In addition, the annual poster exhibit “University Libraries Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month” will be on display through Feb. 28 in the lobby display cases of central Pattee Library. The exhibit highlights graphic design entries by Penn State students for the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration poster, this year designed by Hayle Stoner, senior graphic design major.
A complete list of events held on campus to celebrate the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at Penn State, visit mlk.psu.edu.