WASHINGTON and BOSTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than four decades after he was gunned down on a Memphis motel balcony, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy lives on as Boston University's passionate alumni base will gather in Greenberg Traurig's D.C. office on Saturday, October 15, for a reception to celebrate the official dedication of the King Memorial, slated for the following morning.
Co-hosted by the BU Alumni Association, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and University Overseer Derek Davis, Esq., a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's Boston office, the reception will bring together alumni, civil rights leaders and a host of dignitaries, who continue to preserves the legacy of BU's greatest alumnus, which began during his student years at BU.
Dr. King went to Boston University in 1951, searching for a multicultural community and a setting for his study of ethics and philosophy that would steer his civil rights work. He later became "Dr. King" by earning a Ph.D. in systematic theology at BU in 1955. Now, in celebration of the 48th anniversary of Dr. King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech, the National Mall will for the first time, house a monument for a man not elected to the US Presidency.
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Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school's research and teaching mission.
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