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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration set for Jan. 15

January 9, 2009

Coastal Carolina University presents its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Wall Auditorium, featuring remarks by the Rev. Keith C. Braddy, pastor at Faith Temple Church of God in Conway. The event is free and open to the public.

The campuswide celebration is part of the University's 2009 African-American Celebration that continues with events promoting unity and diversity through mid-April.

Braddy, who is also pastor at the Christian Life Center Church of God in Christ in Florence, is a native of Newark, N.J. He earned a bachelor's degree in religious studies at Indiana University and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York. He is pursuing a Master of Sacred Theology degree at Yale University Divinity School.

He served as a former chaplain for the World Trade Center crisis in New York City following the terrorist attack of Sept.11, 2001. Braddy is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

The program is co-sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta sororities at Coastal Carolina University. For more information, call the University's Office of Multicultural Student Services at 843-349-2863.