President of NAACP, South Carolina Conference, to speak at SC State

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Orangeburg, S.C.
- The SC State I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium (the Stanback) in conjunction with the Orangeburg Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will sponsor a MLK program in memoriam of the late civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The program will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2009, at the Barbara A. Vaughn Fine Arts Center on the campus of SC State University at 5:30 p.m. The theme for this event is "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?"

The speaker for the occasion will be Dr. Lonnie Randolph, Jr., President of the South Carolina State Conference NAACP. Dr. Randolph’s longstanding interest in advancing human and civil rights for all people and his influential stance in the community makes him the ideal keynote speaker to share his views on the direction communities must take as reflected in our theme.

Musical selections will be rendered by the SC State Percussion Ensemble and Orangeburg Wilkinson High School choir. A reception will be held at the I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium immediately following the program. Guest attending this event will also have an opportunity to view the exhibition "Journey from Africa to Gullah."

For additional information about the MLK Program please contact Ellen Zisholtz, director, IP Stanback Museum and Planetarium at (803) 536-7174.