LMU Joins with Friends of Lincoln School to Present a Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Program

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Martin Luther King, Jr.Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) along with Friends of Lincoln School will present a program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at 3 p.m., Monday, January 20, in the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center of the Duke Hall of Citizenship. LMU Athletic Director Jasher Cox will deliver the keynote address during the program and LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine Exam Services Specialist Billy Worthy will serve as master of ceremonies.

The annual program is presented by the LMU Office of Inclusion and Diversity Engagement along with Friends of Lincoln School, a community organization in Middlesboro, Kentucky. The group centers around the historic Lincoln School which operated as a segregated school in Middlesboro from 1908 to 1965.

Cox joined LMU in November following a term as an assistant athletic director at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. Prior to his time at Tuskegee, Cox was the assistant commissioner of communications and broadcasting at the Horizon League in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has over 18 years of experience in athletic administration. Earlier in his career, Cox was a producer for CBS 8 WAKA in Montgomery, Alabama, where he covered Southeastern Conference news and was a producer for the evening newscast. He started his career as a columnist for Inside the Auburn Tigers magazine and served as co-host of a regional sports call-in radio show centered in Auburn, Alabama. Cox holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and media studies from Auburn University and earned a Master of Public Administration from Strayer University.

Cox will reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and discuss issues facing the youth of America today. The program is free and open to the public.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or email at [email protected].

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