Dr. King Observance Day Celebration

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The University will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Emery Gymnasium. The guest speaker will be the Reverend Jonathan C. Augustine, pastor of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in New Orleans, La. He is also an adjunct member of the faculty at Southern University, a bi-vocational minister, public theologian and social justice advocate.

Rev. Augustine is author of The Keys Are Being Passed: Race, Law, Religion & the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, an interdisciplinary book celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the American Civil Rights Movement, also focusing on contemporary social and civic responsibility in voting rights, environmental justice and education reform. The book has been featured by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

The general public is invited to the Saint Augustine’s University family for this celebration. To read more about the Rev. Augustine, click HERE.

Campus Events


Sunday, May 8: Baccalaureate Program; 6 p.m.; Saint Augustine's Chapel


Friday, May 13: Stone of Hope Gala; 7 p.m.; Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC; $100 per person


Saturday, May 14: Commencement; 9 a.m.; University Quadrangle