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Plaque Dedication on April 4 to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Members of the campus community are invited to attend a special plaque unveiling and dedication program honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at 4:30 p.m. on April 4, the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s assassination.
The brief program will take place in the Shaffer Art Building Galleria, near the location where Dr. King spoke during a 1965 visit to the Syracuse University campus. The plaque commemorates that July 15, 1965, visit and affirms Syracuse University’s commitment to foster and support a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community.
Dean of Hendricks Chapel Brian E. Konkol will preside over the program, which will feature remarks by Chancellor Kent Syverud and Special Assistant to the Chancellor Barry L. Wells, and then conclude with the plaque unveiling and a short musical number.
More information on the program will follow in the coming week.
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