FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GGL Partners with Furman University to remember
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of events
Scholarship Gala – "Building the
Beloved Community, Reclaiming Our Legacy" – to highlight
Greenville, SC, December
28, 2007 – The Gamma Gamma Lambda
Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has partnered
with the Furman University Student League
for Black Culture (SLBC), organizing a series of events to celebrate
the legacies of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Joseph Vaughn.
Under the theme Building the Beloved Community, Reclaiming Our
Legacy, Gamma Gamma Lambda and the SLBC will host a week-long
celebration, commemorating King, the late civil rights activist,
and Vaughn, the first African-American alumnus of Furman.
will be the 29th annual MLK Gala and will feature
by The Voice of Lowcounty Musical Group.
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The celebration will begin on January 16, 2008 with the I Have
More Than A Dream Oratorical Competition, scheduled for 7 p.m.
at Furman’s Daniel Chapel. During this event, high school
student speakers will compete for a cash prize and the Joseph
Vaughn Cup. Also on this day, Furman will sponsor acommunity
service called Operation: Warmth, a blanket drive for the homeless
on Furman's campus..
Vanguard: The Legacy of Joseph Vaughn will be held on Thursday,
January 17 at Furman’s Waktins Room in University Center
at 7 p.m. A panel of Vaughn’s classmates, instructors,
friends and relatives will honor the late pioneer, commemorating
of his graduation.
On Saturday, January 19, the Alpha Phi Alpha “Go to High
School, Go to College” Upstate College Fair and Awards
Program will be held at Waktins Room from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
With this event, the chapter will recognize high school youth
in the Upstate area, presenting awards in four areas of excellence:
Art, Athletics, Leadership and Music.
||The celebration will culminate on Monday, January 21, when
Gamma Gamma Lambda hosts the 29th Annual MLK Scholarship
Gala at Furman’s Younts Conference Center at 7
p.m. The Voices of the Lowcountry, a performance
group from Beaufort, S.C., will provide a dynamic blend of
song, dance and spoken word, commemorating the life of Dr.
Tickets are $40.00 and can be purchased from any
member of the Gamma Gamma Lambda chapter or call (864) 244-3731.
to view the Full Schedule for MLK Events - January