College to Host Day of Celebration to Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Events and Lectures

Franklin College will host a variety of activities honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. The following events are free and open to the public. Guests will be required to comply with institutional COVID restrictions in effect at the time.

2 p.m. – Chapel Service – Richardson Chapel. Join us for an ecumenical Christian worship service that honors the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy as a minister. This service will be led by Rev. Dr. Hannah Adams Ingram, chaplain of the college, and will feature guest preacher Rev. Ayanna Garrett, associate dean for student life at Christian Theological Seminary.

4 p.m. – Convocation Lecture – Richardson Chapel. “Modern-Day Application to the Mission and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” – Lecturer Dr. Shaun Harper: Harper teaches at the University of Southern California in the Marshall School of Business and advises CEOs and leaders on diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. Harper has worked with more than 400 businesses, firms and educational institutions during his career, has published 12 books and more than 100 academic publications. His research has been cited in over 16,000 published studies. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and hundreds of other news outlets have quoted Harper and featured his research. He has been interviewed on CNN, ESPN, NBC News and NPR.

Harper will present his lecture remotely. Those who prefer to join remotely should register here to receive detailed information on how to access the event.

This lecture is generously underwritten by the Clifford and Paula Dietz Professional Development Lecture Series endowment at the college.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

POSTED Dec 20, 2021