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January 15, 2002

CSUS hosts a gospel tribute to MLK

On Oct. 16, 1967 famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a passionate speech to a standing-room only crowd at California State University, Sacramento. In commemoration of the 35th anniversary of this event, the University will host a concert in remembrance of King's fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples.

At 5 p.m., Jan. 21 in the CSUS University Union Ballroom a 300 person, multiracial, interfaith gospel choir will commemorate - through song - King's accomplishments. For the past 10 years this popular concert has been held at the Sacramento Convention Center. This is the first year the concert is being held at the University.

"The relevance of having the concert at CSUS is the fact that we didn't go through the civil rights movement to sit at the lunch counter or at the front of the bus. We fought for equal rights in education," says Kim Harrington, president of the CSUS Black Staff and Faculty Association and sponsor of the event.

Tickets for the gospel concert are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323. Additional media assistance is available at CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.


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