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Annual MLK Jr. Candlelight Vigil Planned At EIU


The Zeta Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will host its 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Vigil March and Tribute Monday, Jan. 20, on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with the march -- punctuated with the singing of inspirational hymns -- from the Thomas Hall lobby (2120 Seventh St.) to the Grand Ballroom, located in Eastern’s MLK Jr. Union. The program there will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Traditionally, between 100 and 200 students, faculty, family and friends support the vigil and program annually. Many join in the march; however, those who wish may participate in the Grand Ballroom activities only.

In addition to selections by Eastern’s Unity Gospel Choir, the program will include comments by local Alpha Phi Alpha members and others. Portions of some of King’s speeches will be featured, and awards will be presented.

Admission is free and open to the public.



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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

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600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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