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January 28, 2013

MLK Commemorative Lecture by Bond rescheduled for Feb. 4

Julian Bond

Julian Bond 
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Lecture by Julian Bond has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse.

The lecture was originally scheduled for Jan. 21 but was canceled due to inclement weather on the East Coast that prevented Bond from traveling to West Lafayette. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of Purdue's The Fierce Urgency of Now: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Bond is former chairman of the NAACP and a leader of the American civil rights movement. He helped start the Southern Poverty Law Center and served in both the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate. He appears frequently on America's Black Forum, the oldest black-owned show in television syndication, has written a nationally distributed newspaper column and narrated the award-winning documentaries "A Time for Justice" and "Eyes on the Prize."

Also during the Feb. 4 event, Purdue's 2013 Dreamer Award will be presented to Christopher Martin, director of business management, and David Rollock, associate professor of psychological sciences. 

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu

Source: Renee Thomas, 765-494-3091, rathomas@purdue.edu