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Shaw Sets MLK Commemoration

POSTED: January 13, 2012, 12:00 am

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Shaw University, one of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) located in Raleigh, North Carolina, has announced its campus celebration of the King National Holiday. The service will take place today at noon in the Thomas Boyd Chapel, 118 East South Street. The service will include musical selections from the Shaw University and Bugg Elementary School Children’s choirs. A second campus event will be held on Sunday sponsored by the Beta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Dr. King’s collegiate fraternity. The Alpha service will take place at 7:00 pm in the Chapel. Shaw has a significant place in the history of the civil rights movement as its students were involved in the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), better known as “SNICK”, in 1960. The organization led student sit-ins, protests and voter registration drives that contributed to the demise of Jim Crow laws in the south. Shaw University, founded in 1865, is the first historically black college of the South. Shaw is a private, co-educational, liberal arts university affiliated with the Baptist Church.

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