Hampton University will hold a march and a gospel concert in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (ThePoliticalCat)

More HBCUs are releasing information as to how they aim to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Now we have news that the Office of Student Activities and the National Pan Hellenic Council of Hampton University are organizing a march to honor the legacy of Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The program is set to take place on January 16th at 11:00 A.M., beginning at the Emancipation Oak on Emancipation Drive and ending at Ogden Hall. The celebratory program’s keynote speaker will be Brandon Jones, the youth development supervisor for Newport News Public Schools, and will also include spoken word performances from two Hunter B. Andrews PreK-8 School honor roll students, singing selections and reflections by class officers about the importance of celebrating King’s life.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday will be concluded with the annual MLK Day concert presented by the Hampton University Music Department and featuring the HU Concert Choir.