Jan. 4

Jan. 4, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Derek Rayment
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402-960-0697, cell
darayment@mccneb.edu
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MCC to host virtual MLK Day celebration Jan. 14

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host the 36th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 14 at noon. The virtual event will feature keynote speaker Maurice J. Hobson, Ph.D., associate professor of African American Studies and historian at Georgia State University. He’ll deliver the address, “The King of the World: Dr. Martin Luther King and the Power of Public Memory.” The celebration will also feature musical entertainment from Jason Wagner II, Chad Stoner and other artists.

Terri Sanders of the Omaha Star will be the mistress of ceremonies. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. Attendees may visit zoom.us/j/98143434039 at the scheduled start time. Contact interculturaled@mccneb.edu for more information.

About Maurice J. Hobson, Ph.D.

Maurice Hobson’s research interests are grounded in the fields of 20th Century U.S. and African-American history, African-American studies, oral history and ethnography, urban and rural history, political economy and popular cultural studies. Hobson is working to form a new and emerging field that he describes as ‘Black New South Studies.’

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.