UNK- A presentation in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place at the University of Nebraska at Kearney at 7 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the Cottonwood Room of the Nebraskan Student Union.
In honor of the holiday that was named for Dr. King, Ken Tucker, a UNK alumnus and a managing consultant at the Gallup organization in Lincoln, will present “The Undiscovered Country,” a topic that Dr. King often spoke of in his lifetime. Tucker, who is a native of Nassau, Bahamas, will discuss “The Undiscovered Country” of equality for all people in light of the new millennium, and how the quest for that “country” needs to continue. He has over 20 years of experience as a minister, counselor, public speaker, broadcaster and educator; and has conducted several training presentations, spoke at national conferences, and also considers himself a motivational speaker. His aim is to provoke self-examination and promote change on a “deeply personal level.”
UNK faculty members including history department member Dr. Tom Clark, and UNK students will also participate in the evening with other special contributions.
In addition, a continuous video of the civil rights movement and King’s contributions and speeches will be shown from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Nebraskan Student Union Atrium.
Keith Riffle, Nebraskan Student Union coordinator, said the events were designed to help celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and to make others more aware of his contributions to society.
“We’re doing this in recognition of the things he did, and to heighten everyone’s awareness of the holiday,” Riffle said.
The video showing and presentation, sponsored by the Nebraskan Student Union, are free and open to the public. Contact the Nebraskan Student Union at (308) 865-8523 for more information.