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The Martin Luther King Commemoration Committee at Vanderbilt is administered by a committee of faculty, students, and staff. It is funded by an annual appropriation from the University and funds raised by the committee and campus sponsors.

We are always in need of committed and thoughtful volunteers to ensure the activities of the committee remain a continuing tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., and a continuing opportunity to educate our community about Dr. King’s life and contributions. We invite students to to join this effort. Many different jobs are available, from event planning to publicity promotion. More information and a link to sign up to volunteer will be available on this site very soon.

Co-Chairs:

Dr. Frank Dobson
Director, Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

Rev. Gretchen Person
Associate Director
Office of University Chaplain and Religious Life

Subcommittees

•   Arts: Frank Dobson, Jeff King

•   Essay Contest: Frank Dobson, Jackie Grant and Jeff King
•   Freedom Ride and March: Traci Ray
•   March: Alan Bancroft
•   Publicity: Michael Zimmerman, Jeff King
•   Reception: Gretchen Person, Mike Zimmerman
•   Teach-ins: Mark Forrester, Nina Warnke, Mike Zimmerman
•   Service: Clive Mentzel and Erika Larson
•   Vigil: Jiby Philip, Dale Andrews and Mike Zimmerman


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