Local Leaders to Commemorate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at South Suburban College

Local Leaders to Commemorate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at South Suburban College
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Local Leaders to Commemorate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at South Suburban College (South Holland, IL) — South Suburban College (SSC), in collaboration with Thornton Township High School District 205, is set to host its annual event commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2024, at 10:00 am. The venue for this event is SSC’s main campus Performance Arts Center in South Holland, Illinois. This free celebration will feature a diverse program, including guest speakers from the local community, a keynote address, student performances from Thornton Township High School District 205 and SSC, and refreshments. The in-person celebration, marking the 95th birthday of Dr. King, will revolve around the theme of “Letting Freedom Ring from Stone Mountain, 60 Years Later.”

Distinguished speakers for the event include keynote speaker Bishop Lance Davis, Senior Pastor of New Zion Covenant Church, Illinois State Senator Napoleon B. Harris, SSC Chairman Terry R. Wells, SSC President Dr. Lynette D. Stokes, Thornton Township High School District 205 Board of Education President Nina Graham, Thornton Township High School District 205 Superintendent Dr. Nathaniel Cunningham, Jr., Thornton Township High School District 205 Student Board of Education President Margaret Gonzalez, with an invocation by Reverend Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr., Pastor Emeritus of Covenant United Church of Christ. Doors for the event open at 9:00 am.

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Local Leaders to Commemorate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at South Suburban College

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