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Saint Peter’s College Community Will Honor Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

SAINT PETER’S COLLEGE COMMUNITY WILL HONOR LIFE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Civil Rights Leader Received An Honorary Degree
From Saint Peter’s College 37 Years Ago

September 12, 2002— Jersey City, NJ – Members of the Saint Peter’s College community will join to remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on September 19 and 20 with two-hour ceremonies beginning at 11 a.m. each day. The free events fall on the 37th anniversary of Dr. King receiving an honorary degree from the College in 1965.

Students, faculty and administrators will celebrate with video, music, dance and the reading of “A Letter from the Birmingham Jail.’”

For more information, contact the Office of Minority Affairs at 201-915-9288.
Saint Peter’s College is the Jesuit College of New Jersey. Founded in 1872, Saint Peter’s has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The main campus is located in Jersey City and a branch campus, specializing in adult education, is located in Englewood Cliffs. Saint Peter’s also offers classes in downtown Jersey City near the waterfront financial district.

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