TTU Black Cultural Center plans Jan. 20 events to honor MLK, celebrate Obama inauguration

Tennessee Tech University’s Black Cultural Center will commemorate the Martin Luther King holiday and celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Inauguration festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. and continue throughout the day in the center, located on the second floor of the Roaden University Center, and the public is invited to stop by at any time. Light refreshments and finger foods will be served.

A silent march and moment of silence honoring King is set for 11:06 a.m. on that day as well.

Sponsored by TTU’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, the historically black fraternity of which King was a member, the march will begin on the lawn of Walton House, TTU’s presidential home, and end on the campus’ Main Quad in front of Derryberry Hall. The public is invited to participate.

For more information about either the silent march honoring King or the inaugural celebration, call TTU’s Black Cultural Center at 931/372-3393.

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