KSU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration features Dick Gregory


Esteemed civil rights activist and comedian will be keynote speaker KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan. 14, 2011…

Georgia (Jan 14, 2011)Esteemed civil rights activist and comedian will be keynote speaker

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan. 14, 2011) — Kennesaw State University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will feature esteemed civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center. Gregory’s topic will be “The World, According to Dick Gregory: Humor and Humanity.”


KSU President Daniel S. Papp welcomes civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory. According to the website www.dickgregory.com, “Dick Gregory was on the frontline in the sixties during the civil rights era; today, he continues to be a ‘drum major for justice and equality.’”


The KSU Black History Celebration Committee (under the leadership of the KSU African American Student Alliance) hosts Dick Gregory. KSU alumnus and WJBF-TV News Anchor Cory McGinnis will introduce the speaker. Admission is free.


1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17.


Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center at Kennesaw State University’s College of the Arts. 1000 Chastain Rd., Kennesaw, Ga., 30144


Media parking will be available in the visitor’s lot at the KSU Welcome Center.


Kennesaw State University is the third largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 23,400 from 142 countries.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu