Play: The life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

From Orange County:

Contact: Ginger Holler, Youth Services Librarian / Orange County Public Library, 245-2531

“The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Presented by Bright Star Children's Theater,  at the Orange County Public Library , 300 West Tryon Street in Hillsborough.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


The life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be celebrated in this production, starting with the Civil Rights  movement and exploring the life and work of Dr. King.  The youngest person ever to win a Nobel Prize for Peace, Dr. King changed the course of history through his work for justice, and equal rights in America.

A special after school program- FREE- no registration required, all ages welcome. Groups Welcome.



Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 11:00am


Orange County Public Library, 300 West Tryon Street, Hillsborough

Marian Wright Edelman speaks at Duke Chapel MLK commemoration

Not an Orange County event, but likely to be of interest to some folks: Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense Fund and civil rights lawyer, will be the keynote speaker at Duke University's 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

For more information:


Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 10:00am


Duke Chapel, Duke University

“I, Too, Sing America” performance

“I, Too, Sing America”: The New Frontier | 7:00 p.m. | Great Hall, Student Union

If we had the opportunity to start all over again, how could our world be different? This performance will help us imagine the possibilities through song, dance and spoken word.


Friday, January 25, 2008 - 2:00pm


UNC Student Union, Great Hall

"Faces of Change" screening & discussion

Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker: "Faces of Change" | 5:00 p.m. | Room 1015 (Auditorium), Fedex Global Education Center | map

Join filmmaker Michele Stephenson for the North Carolina debut of “Faces of Change," an award-winning documentary following the stories of five activists working to eradicate racism in New Orleans, Mauritania, India, Brazil and Bulgaria. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening.
  • Contact: Ashley Fogle at
  • Sponsors: Carolina Women's Center, Duke Center for Documentary Studies, African Studies Center, Center for Global Initiatives, Curriculum in International and Area Studies, Curriculum in Women’s Studies, University Program in Cultural Studies, Department of African and Afro-American Studies, Department of Asian Studies, Institute for African American Research, Institute for the Study of the Americas and Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History


Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 12:00pm


UNC Fedex Global Education Center, Room 1015 (Auditorium)

Candlelight Vigil at UNC

Candlelight Vigil | 6:30 p.m. | McCorkle Place, around the Old Well | map

Join us as we light candles and honor of the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. with brief speakers and performances.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 1:30pm


UNC McCorkle Place, around the Old Well



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