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Glaude to keynote King observance, Jan. 20

Eddie Glaude Jr., a new faculty member at Princeton known for his work in African-American religious studies, will be the keynote speaker at the University's annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20.

Glaude, an associate professor of religion and a member of the committee that oversees the Program in African-American Studies , will speak on race relations and King's legacy at the event, which will begin with a concert at 1 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. The program will start at 1:30 p.m.

Glaude joined the faculty this year after teaching at Bowdoin College. A graduate of Morehouse College, he earned a master's degree in African-American studies from Temple University and master's and doctoral degrees in religion from Princeton. He recently won the first William Sanders Scarborough Prize awarded by the Modern Language Association of America.

The King Day tribute will begin with a half-hour concert by the CASYM (Caribbean-American Sports and Cultural Youth Movement) Steel Orchestra, a group of 50 students, ages 6 to 18, from New York that has performed at two previous King Day programs.

The event also will include the presentation of awards to essay and poster contest winners from area schools. Entries for both contests are due by Monday, Dec. 16.

The full story is available in a news release.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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