College to celebrate King’s life, spirit

Franklin College will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with several campus activities on Monday.

Local activities for the MLK Day of Service will take place at several places in Franklin. Registration is required to participate in the service projects. If interested in volunteering, email Doug Grant, Franklin College director of service-learning and civic engagement, at

In addition to the service projects, the community is invited to several other events. Here’s what’s planned:

1 p.m.: Chapel Service, Richardson Chapel: “A Service of Thanksgiving for the Ministry of MLK.” Remember the life and ministry of King with songs and spoken reflections.

3:15 p.m.: MLK Day Commemorative March: The march will begin west of the B.F. Hamilton Library at the Indiana Alpha Gazebo and end at the Richardson Chapel. The purpose of the march is to honor those who marched in the past to win freedom and with those who still struggle to have their freedom recognized.

4 p.m.: MLK Day Convocation Lecture, Richardson Chapel: Khalilah Shabazz, Ph.D., will present a lecture titled “Is Your Faith Working? Using the Lens of Faith to Explore How Power PLUS Love Incite Change.”

7 p.m.: Movie showing of “Selma,” Richardson Chapel: The true story of the period in 1965 when King led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.

All events are free and open to the public.