UM Law to Host MLK Day Commemoration Event

The University of Mississippi School of Law will host a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration Panel Wednesday, January 31, at 12:30 p.m. in Weems Auditorium. This year’s program is entitled “Slavery, Civil Rights, and King’s Legacy.” Panelists will focus on slavery and its connections to the legacy of Dr. King.

“This year marks our eighth annual Martin Luther King Day Commemoration Panel, and we feel it is important to host this event each year to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King,” said Michele Alexandre, associate dean of the Law School. “This year, we have an excellent panel who focus their scholarship and research on slavery and civil rights.”

Panelists for the event are members of the UM Slavery Group and include Professor Jeffrey T. Jackson (Sociology and Anthropology), Professor Marc H. Lerner (History), Professor Jennie Lightweis-Goff (English), and Professor Anne Twitty (History). The event is free and open to the public. Off campus attendees will need to obtain a visitor parking permit before arriving. For more information, visit here.