JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University has rescheduled its 50th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Convocation.
The change of plans is due to recent water issues in Jackson.
MLK Convocation will now be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, in the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium and the For My People Awards luncheon will immediately follow in the JSU Student Center Theater on campus. Dr. Joyce A. Ladner will be the keynote speaker.
Ladner’s career has been shaped through her first hand involvement with the civil rights movement in Mississippi. A native of Hattiesburg, Ladner began her fight for social justice as a teenager when she helped organize an NAACP Youth Chapter in her hometown. In 1961, she was expelled from then Jackson State College for leading a civil rights protest and transferred to Tougaloo College.