Annual MLK Program

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Voorhees prepares for its annual MLK program

January 11, 2016

Denmark, S.C. - In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Voorhees College will hold an all-college assembly program in his honor on Jan.21 at 11a.m. in Massachusetts’s Hall on campus.

The program will feature key note speaker Rev. Telley L. Gadson. Gadson earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in religious studies from the University of South Carolina. She later earned a master’s degree in divinity and certification in black church studies from Emory University.

Gadson is a native of Hollywood, S.C. and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., African-American Clergywomen’s Caucus and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She is currently the pastor of St. Mark United Methodist Church in Taylors, S.C.

“Dr. King is a symbol of equality, peace and unity, similar to the teachings we try to instill in our students,” said President Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. “His legacy will always be remembered and celebrated because he laid down a major foundation for his successors.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu