University community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Students join hands at the Circle of Unity, organized by the Michigan Community Scholars Program, on the Diag Monday afternoon. Buy this photo

By Sam Gringlas, Managing News Editor
Published January 19, 2015

University students, faculty and administrators took to Twitter on Monday to share their experiences participating in several events designed to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The University's 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Symposium kicked off Monday morning with a keynote address by Marc Lamont Hill, the host of HuffPost Live and BET News. Inside Hill Auditorium, Hill and University President Mark Schlissel spoke from the same podium where King addressed a University audience in 1962.