Hampton University will have its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony on Jan. 20. The program begins at 3:00 p.m. with a march beginning at Emancipation Oak and ending at Ogden Hall, where the ceremony will be held. The program will include prayer, musical selections by the HU University Concert Choir and an address by the event’s keynote speaker, Dr. Kirk T. Houston Sr., Pastor of Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church and Norfolk School Board Chairman.
Houston holds an earned Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and a Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Va. He is also the City of Norfolk's Sheriff's Office Chaplain, Chairman of the Norfolk Jail Ministry's Board of Directors and Director of the Christian Student Fellowship at Norfolk State University.
The event is being sponsored by the HU Office of Student Activities, the HU Pan-Hellenic Council and the HU Chapter of the NAACP, and is free and open to the public. For more information contact the HU Office of Student Activities at 757.727.5691.