UNC School of Law Dean John Charles "Jack" Boger '74 will participate in UNC’s 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture. This year’s event will start with a brief statement by civil rights activist and statesman Andrew Young and will be followed by a dialogue in which Boger, along with UNC senior Amber Koonce, will engage in a conversation with Young.
Young was an aide to King, a Congressman and a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The free, public program starts at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in Memorial Hall on Cameron Avenue.
“As a close ally and friend to Dr. Martin Luther King, Young is one of the most distinguished figures of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement,” says Boger. “His public service activities as Congressman, Mayor of Atlanta, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations over the last five decades are truly remarkable. He has much to tell us about the history and the future of American race relations, and I look forward to engaging in a public dialogue with him.”
For more information about the event, visit http://www.unc.edu/diversity/mlkweek.htm.
-January 6, 2012