March on Washington Commemoration

When Aug 28, 2013
from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Belknap Campus - multiple locations
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Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

UofL will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with a campus event Aug. 28. Full schedule is below.

VIDEO: Politcal Science Professor Dewey Clayton shares his thoughts on the 50th anniversary:

Schedule for Commemoration Events held on August 28th:

1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion – “Reflections on Dr. King’s Dream” - Shumaker Research Building, Room 139)

Featuring panelists:

  • Dr. Joy Carew (http://louisville.edu/panafricanstudies/faculty-and-staff/joy-g-carew-ph-d-associate-professor.html)
  • Mr. Ira Grupper (http://www.crmvet.org/vet/grupper.htm and http://agendas.louisvilleky.gov/sirepub/cache/2/h3jm1fnj1dtnleil4kfyew2d/48063107312013042130630.PDF)
  • Mr. Sagar Patagundi (https://www.facebook.com/kentuckydream)
  • Dr. Laura Rothstein (http://www.law.louisville.edu/faculty/laura_rothstein)


2:15 p.m. – Symbolic March on Belknap Campus will begin at the Clock Tower going to the Ekstrom Library Quad

2:25 p.m. – UofL’s International Jazz Quartet performs in Quad (refreshments served)

2:45 p.m. –  Afternoon Program – in Quad

  • Vice-Provost for Diversity Taylor-Archer -Welcome
  • National Anthem led by UofL’s Commemoration Chorale
  • President Ramsey – Remarks and Welcome
  • Keynote address – Raoul Cunningham, President of the Louisville Chapter of the NAACP
  • Recital of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by Odell Henderson