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King Day

Jan 15th, 2024

Join us on Monday, Jan. 15, as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with special programming featuring the Lane College Choir from Jackson, TN, and Dr. Logan Hampton, President of Lane College.

Lane College Choir, the vocal ensemble from Lane College, has performed in many distinguished venues, including The White House and the World’s Fair. Among their most notable performances are the funerals of Alex Haley, author of the world-famous book, Roots, and Ron Brown, the former Commerce Secretary in the Clinton Administration.

Dr. Hampton is the 10th president of Lane College. He has a doctorate in higher education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, received a master’s degree in student personnel services from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Arkansas Tech University. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Institute of Management and Leadership in Education. Before coming to Lane College, Dr. Hampton held positions at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, and the University of Central Arkansas. He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of three children: Elise, Crystal, and Logan III.

Choir performances will be at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Dinosaur Hall of the Discovery Center. At noon, Dr. Hampton will offer words of inspiration, highlighting Dr. King’s vision and legacy. In addition, photos and video recordings of and about Dr. King will be displayed throughout the museum.

Kids under 17 and college students with their student ID will receive free admission.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is observed annually on the third Monday in January. The day commemorates the life and work of Dr. King, who was a Baptist minister and prominent leader in the American civil rights movement.

MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.