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Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight March/Tribute to Take Place on EIU Campus


The Zeta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight March and Tribute Monday, Jan. 17, on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.

The themed event - "A Purpose-Driven Life" -- begins at 5:30 p.m. with a march from the Thomas Hall lobby to the Grand Ballroom, located in Eastern's MLK Jr. Union. The program there - scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. - will feature Michael Stapleton, founder of the New Generation Christian Youth Fellowship in Decatur, accompanied by a special guest choir.

Monday's program will also include two musical selections by EIU students.

Two awards will be presented -- the Alpha Image Award, given to a faculty/staff member who serves as a role model to Eastern's student body, and the Annie Singleton Award, given to a female student involved in campus organizations and community service.

Interested persons need not participate in the march to attend the program, although organizers invite all attendees to participate if weather and health allow.

Admission is free.



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