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Dezmond Sumter, Crystal Johnson, Gini Ikwuezunma
MUSC 4th Annual Dr. MLK, Jr. Student Essay Contest:  Dezmond Sumter (1st place), Crystal Johnson (3rd place), Gini Ikwuezunma (2nd place)

Celebrating the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Medical University of South Carolina joins people of all ages and backgrounds as we celebrate the life and work of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January, 18, 2010.   Dr. King devoted his life’s work to causes of equality and social justice. He taught that through nonviolence, faith, and service to one another, problems such as hunger and homelessness, prejudice and discrimination can be overcome. His teachings continue to guide us in addressing our nation’s most pressing needs---health care, poverty, economic insecurity, job loss and education.

MUSC will proudly host and participate in several annual commemorative programs honoring Dr. King’s legacy:

The campus kicked off the King Holiday programs with a candlelight vigil and march followed by a one hour program, which featured student essay winners on Thursday, January 14th.

February 5, 2010, at 6:30 pm, MUSC students, faculty and staff will join the Black History Intercollegiate Consortium in presenting the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance at Trident Technical Campus. Students from each institution (Trident Technical College, The Citadel, Charleston Southern University and MUSC) and their Gospel Choirs will pay tribute to Dr. King.  Each institution will also recognize their 2010 faculty/staff Dr. King honoree.    

In the spirit of celebration, service, and health care advocacy, MUSC student volunteers from all colleges will participate in the MLK “Bridge to Health and Kids Fair”.  This event will be held at Sanders Clyde Elementary School in recognition of the MUSC Gives Back annual MLK “Not a Day Off” Service Project. The event will be on Saturday, February 20, 2010, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”  At MUSC we are committed to creating leaders in health care who will carry on the King legacy in the face of opposition and discomfort. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday presents all communities the opportunity to remember what connects us as human beings and to serve the public’s needs. MUSC proudly remembers and honors Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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