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Mars Hill University Hosts Second Annual All-Day Celebration of MLK Day

For the second year, Mars Hill University cancelled classes on Monday January 18 to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement.

Led by the MHU Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, the university hosted a day-long series of programs and activities exploring various issues and ideas related to the struggle for civil rights.

Rodney Johnson01Rodney Johnson, a MHU alum, one of MHU’s alumni of the year 2013, former Executive Director of the Office of Parent Services at The George Washington University, and creator of the Office of Minority Affairs at UNC-Asheville, brings the keynote address during Mars Hill University's 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Observance.

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Dr. James Shields, Director of the Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning at Guilford College, speaks during a session on "Making King's Dreams Come True" during Mars Hill University's 2016 commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.