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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NEWS SERVICES
210 Pittsboro Street, Campus Box 6210
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-6210
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Not for publication

Jan. 17, 2003 -- No. 32

Tuesday (Jan. 21) 7:30 p.m., Hill Hall Auditorium, UNC
Off Cameron Avenue northwest of the Old Well

Cornel West to speak on legacy of King

Dr. Cornel West, a professor of religion and a scholar in African-American studies at Princeton University, will deliver the keynote address for events at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill next week (Jan. 19-24) to mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.ís birthday.

West's speech will be part of a program to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 21) in Hill Hall Auditorium. Before the speech, winners of this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships will be named.

Earlier, an MLK candlelight vigil and procession will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the south side of South Building, off Cameron Avenue across from the Old Well. Two student dance groups will perform before a procession to the program in Hill.

For more information, and more events that may be covered during the week, visit UNC News Release No. 5.

Seating for reporters: A limited number of seats will be reserved on the back row, left side (as you face the stage). These will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Reporters are asked to be seated by 7:30 p.m. See L.J. Toler of UNC News Services for assistance.

Interviews: West will not give interviews during his visit to Chapel Hill.

Photographers: West's contract with UNC allows photos and filming only during the first five minutes of his lecture. Flash photos are permitted. Still photographers and videographers may work in a small open area at the front of the left (as you face the stage) side aisle. See L.J. Toler of UNC News Services for assistance.

Broadcasters: Audio feeds will be available.

Directions, media parking: From Raleigh, exit I-40 at N.C. 54 and turn right toward Chapel Hill. After passing under the U.S. 15-501 overpass, continue up the hill and take the next right onto Country Club Road. The road becomes Cameron Avenue at the stoplight at Raleigh Street. Continue straight past the Old Well on the right and take the next major right into the Swain Hall lot. A limited number of spaces will be held for media, on a first-come, first-served basis, until 7:25 p.m. Bear right and look for coned spaces marked for media, behind Hill Hall. Move a cone and park. If you are not in a marked media vehicle, please leave a note identifying your media outlet on the dashboard.

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News Services contacts: Print, L.J. Toler, 919-962-8589; broadcast, Karen Moon, 919-962-8595