January 17, 2020
FMU celebrates life of MLK with march, arts performances
Francis Marion University hosted its 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Thursday night.
The event commenced with a solemn candlelight march across campus and concluded with a celebration program which featured special tributes in music, dance and word to the iconic Civil Rights figure.
The event was co-sponsored by sponsored by Francis Marion University, Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and McLeod Health.
The candlelight trekked across campus from the Wallace House to the Chapman Auditorium, site of the celebration event. Performances by Francis Marion University students and the Young, Gifted and Blessed Gospel Choir highlighted the evening.
The event’s keynote speaker was the Rev. Dr. Calvin Robinson Jr., pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Florence.