Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2017
January 14 to January 27, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Kids Day
Date and Time TBA | James Monroe High School
Children from the Fredericksburg area are invited to enjoy games, activities, and crafts to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the annual community MLK celebration. The event is sponsored by the Fredericksburg-area Partnership for Academic Excellence. Students are asked to register online on MyUMW.
The University of Mary Washington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Speaker: April Ryan
Wednesday, Jan. 24 • 7 p.m. • Chandler Ballroom, University Center
Sponsored by the Office of the President
April Ryan is the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and is a
23-year journalism veteran. She’s interviewed former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama; former Vice President Al Gore; former Sens. John Kerry and Hillary Clinton; and South African President Thabo Mbeki.
Ryan has covered visits by former President Bush and first lady Laura Bush to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina; traveled with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Haiti; and, accompanied presidential trips to African countries. Top newspapers and national television newscasts have picked up her breaking news stories and interviews. Ryan can be seen almost daily on CNN as a political analyst.
Ryan is an esteemed member of the National Press Club and is currently the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House. She has been named one of the Outstanding Young Women in America and an American Swiss Foundation Young Leader. She’s a Baltimore native and graduate of Morgan State University.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044 or firstname.lastname@example.org .