Danny Glover and Felix Justice at Sun Dome Tonight

TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2009) The University of South Florida’s 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration from Jan. 12 to Jan. 19 features “An Evening with Martin and Langston” starring Danny Glover and Felix Justice on Jan. 15.  The program begins at 7 p.m. in the USF Sun Dome Arena.  Tickets are on sale at the Sun Dome ticket office located at Entry 3.  This event is free for students, $5 for faculty and staff, $10 for the general public.


“With the inauguration of President-elect Barak Obama following on the day after celebrating Dr. King’s birthday, this program takes on even greater significance,” said Samuel L. Wright, USF Ombudsman and MLK Celebration Committee chair.  “We couldn’t ask for a more talented and celebrated team of actors to bring these two great icons to life for those who saw Dr. King during his lifetime and for those who have only heard of him.  It will be a memorable evening, I’m sure.”


This event is sponsored by the USF University Lecture Series and the MLK Celebration Committee.


The remainder of the week includes the following events:


Jan. 17 – Stampede of Service

            Thousands of USF students donate a day of service to local

            community organizations, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.   


Jan. 17 – 18 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival

            10 a.m. -6:00 p.m. Al Lopez Park

            4810 N. Himes Ave.  Free and open to the public.


            Jan. 19 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

•  MLK Parade City of Tampa & Hillsborough County (noon – 2 p.m.)

•  Annual Dr. MLK Jr. Ethnic Feast & Interfaith Memorial Service

                        Mt. Calvary Seventh Day Adventist Church 4902 N. 40th Street, in Tampa

                        Service: 4:30 – 6 p.m.; Feast: 6-7:30 pm


For more information call (813) 974-1399. 

The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community-engaged four-year public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. USF was awarded more than $360 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2007/2008. The university offers 219 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The university has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 46,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.

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