On January 16th, the Union District Missionary Baptist Association, Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Zeta Phi Chapter, and Martin University will come together to host an event celebrating the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The event will feature a panel discussion titled "The Plight of Black America Today: Where do we go from here," with mayoral candidate Robin Shackleford, Martin University President Dr. Sean Huddleston, and Faith in Indiana organizer Josh Riddick as panelists. The keynote speech will be given by Dr. Theron Williams, an author, and pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Clyde Posley Jr., pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and member of the Omega fraternity.
“This conversation is as relevant today as it was at the passing of The Civil Rights Act in 1964. We've achieved certain aspects of what Dr. King dreamed of. But, based on recent surges in divisiveness, hate, and anti-Semitism in America, we have not arrived yet,” said Dr. Huddleston, President and CEO of Martin University.
The event will take place from 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Martin University, 2186 N. Sherman Drive, and is free and open to the public to attend. Breakfast will be provided for all attendees.
The Union District Missionary Baptist Association, Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Zeta Phi Chapter, and Martin University invite the community to join them in celebrating the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and engaging in important discussions about the plight of Black America today.
Founded in 1977, Martin University is Indiana's only Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) of higher education. It is steeped in a history of service, and its mission is to educate and develop diverse workforce-ready students in an inclusive, supportive, and collegiate environment.
Martin University’s vision is to elevate the landscape while providing transformative opportunities, inclusive support, and service to our communities.