January 11, 2018

FMU celebrates life of  MLK with march, arts performances

FMU celebrates life of MLK with march, arts performances

Francis Marion University hosted its 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Thursday night, including a march across campus and an “MLK Celebration through the Arts,” which featured special tributes in music, dance and word to the iconic Civil Rights figure.

The event was co-sponsored by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, McLeod Health, HopeHealth, AccuStaff and iHeart Media.

The evening’s event began with a candlelight march from the Wallace House to the McNair Science Building’s Chapman Auditorium, site of the celebration event.

The program featured performances from Praise in Motion Dance Ministry, FMU’s Young, Gifted and Blessed Gospel Choir, and other performances by Francis Marion students.

Florence County Councilwoman Teresa M. Ervin served as the event’s keynote speaker.