Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program at Elon, Jan. 11

Elon’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program will be held at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 11 in Whitley Auditorium on campus. The program is free and open to the public.

Joe Rogers, lieutenant governor of Colorado from 1999 to 2003, will deliver the King commemorative address. Rogers became the nation’s youngest lieutenant governor when he was sworn into office at age 34. Rogers, now a practicing attorney in Colorado, serves on the blue-ribbon National Commission on the Voting Rights Act. In 2001, he received the prestigious Trumpet Award from Turner Broadcasting System in recognition of his achievements and contributions to enhance the quality of life for all Americans.

The program will include the announcement of the winner of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Essay Contest, open to middle school students in Alamance County.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program is sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Council, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Liberal Arts Forum.