Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Eddie Glaude Jr.   
Princeton NJ -- Commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. is an opportunity not just to celebrate past triumphs of the civil rights movement, but also to address America's lingering struggles with racism, poverty and arrogance, Eddie Glaude Jr. said Jan. 20 in the keynote address at the University's annual King Day tribute.

"This holiday can remind us that our democracy is incomplete -- that our form of associated living stands as an ideal toward which we strive and, perhaps, will never achieve," said Glaude (above right), an associate professor of religion who joined the Princeton faculty last year. "What better way to celebrate King's prophetic witness than to remember that hubris darkens the soul and blinds us to a world in need?"

Glaude's rousing speech followed the presentation of awards for area students in the University's annual King Day essay and poster contests. Pictured above, from left, are first-prize winners Sophia Ginez, grade 5, Indian Fields Elementary School, Dayton; Ellen Kraft, grade 9, Villa Victoria Academy, Trenton; Amisha Ahuja, grade 7, Lawrence Middle School, Lawrence; and Leslie Hart, grade 11, Stuart Country Day School, Princeton.

  
The event also included a performance by CASYM Steel Orchestra (above left), a group of students from New York appearing at its third King Day event. Several hundred members of the University and local com-munities attended the tribute, offering a standing ovation at its conclusion.

The full text of Glaude's speech is available on the Web at http://www.princeton.edu/ pr/mlk/mlk_speech.html. A Webcast of the event can be viewed at http://www.princeton.edu/Webmedia

 
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February 3, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 14
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Contents

Page one
Study: Texas '10 percent plan' fails to sustain diversity
Operating budget includes special funding for key areas
Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

People
Melore determined to make the most out of experiences
Spotlight, obituaries, resignations
Staff appointments
Briefs

Inside
New 'P-rides' shuttle links graduate student housing and main campus
Intensive farming may suppress pollinating bees

Sections
Nassau Notes
By the numbers: University Research Board
Calendar of events


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