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UNC’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., which has the theme, “Unifying the Dream through Thought and Action,” continues with a variety of events, including a free expression contest, a photography exhibit that features social justice movements and a day of service.

On Feb. 28, Cornel West, a professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary, will discuss “Then & Now: Race in the South” as part of a MLK and Black History Month Bridge program. The speech is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Before the speech, a unity dinner and discussion, “Then & Now: His Dream of Unity,” starts at 5 p.m. in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The bridge program enables the UNC community to continue the conversation of social justice and equity while recognizing and celebrating the history and contributions of African Americans.

Read more about the celebration’s activities, including their times and locations.

The celebration started on Jan. 19 with the annual community and University banquet that recognizes community leaders and showcases the talents of UNC students.

Published January 21, 2014.