January 14, 2020

Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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MLK 3As part of the School of Medicine’s pursuit of excellence through diversity in education, the School will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at noon in Volker Hall.

Along with Selwyn Vickers, M.D., FACS, senior vice president of Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine, Samuel Sullivan, M.D., will speak in King’s honor. In 1970, Sullivan was one of the first two African American students to graduate from the School of Medicine. During the MLK celebration, medical students will present personal reflections attributed to Dr. King, and the Miles College Choir will give a special performance.

Martin Luther King, Jr. brought healing to our nation as he challenged systematic oppression and uprooted the collective conscious of the mid-twentieth century. His social advocacy changed the trajectory of civil rights, and his mission set an example for all to follow. The School of Medicine commemorates the timeless values he embodied, including the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service. The School of Medicine aims to live by these values every day.

Join us as we celebrate Dr. King’s character, empowerment, and leadership. Lunch will be provided to the first 100 participants.

Wednesday, Jan. 22 from noon-1 p.m.
Volker Hall, Lecture Room A
1670 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35233