Transy to host MLK event

Transylvania University will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Thursday with a free public event, The Dream Alive Program, featuring Joe Rogers, former lieutenant governor of Colorado.

The presentation will be at 7 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center.

During the program, Rogers will provide commentary on King's life and legacy.

A news release from Transylvania said that the program "is an effort to help increase the understanding of the enormous contributions that King imparted to the nation and a reminder that his wisdom and vision are timeless."

Rogers was the nation's youngest lieutenant governor and the fourth black in U.S. history to serve as a lieutenant governor. He served on the National Commission on the Voting Rights Act and is now a speaker, lecturer and attorney in Colorado.

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