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Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, Jan. 15

University will observe the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15, with a tribute that will include a keynote address, a performance by a steel band and the presentation of awards to essay and poster contest winners from area schools. (For a list of award winners, click King ).

The program will begin at 1 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

Janet Smith Dickerson, the University's new vice president for campus life, will give the keynote address. The 50-member New York Daily News Carribeat CASYM Steel Orchestra, which performed to rave reviews at Princeton's 1999 King Day observance, will play again this year.

"This is the University's official observance of Martin Luther King Day, and all members of the Princeton community are encouraged to attend," said Robert Durkee, vice president for public affairs. "Dr. King has left a living legacy that challenges us all to strive for a better world. Attending the tribute is a fitting way to honor this legacy."

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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