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Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations
The King George Branch NAACP will hold its annual MLK Breakfast at 9 a.m. at the King George Citizens Center. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Larry Robinson, pastor-elect of Little Ark Baptist Church in Owens. The cost is $15 for tickets/donations. For more information, call 540/775-4312 or 804/742-9999.
The Spotsylvania Sunday School Union also will host a Martin Luther King Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn. Program features a portrayal of Harriet Tubman, LA Davies Praise Dancers and music. Cost is $15. 540/582-6478 or 540/424-0912.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18
At University of Mary Washington, Marc Lamont Hill will deliver the keynote address for its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Hill, an associate professor at Columbia University, will focus on political activism and social change in a speech titled "Building Toward the Dream: Progress in the Age of Obama." He is recognized as one of the nation's most notable African-American leaders.
The program begins at 4 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium. Free. For more information, visit umw.edu.
THURSDAY, JAN. 19
The 2007 documentary "King: Man of Peace in a Time of War" will be shown at 6 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411. The film includes interviews with King along with Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell and offers an in-depth look at King's dream of peace. A discussion follows. There is no charge for the event. For more information, visit umw.edu.