‘Keeping the Faith’ on MLK Day

More than 140 runners on Monday (January 16) took part in the MLK “The Time is Now” 5K at UNC-Chapel Hill – part of Carolina’s 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Chancellor Carol L. Folt and other University leaders attended and spoke at the third annual event. The theme was “Keeping the Faith,” and it raised funds for the Faith Danielle Hedgepeth Award created by the American Indian Center in collaboration with Alpha Pi Omega Sorority Inc., Phi Sigma Nu, Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and the Carolina Indian Circle.

Those in attendance signed a large banner honoring Hedgepeth, a Carolina student who was killed in 2012.

The Day of Service also included a rally, march and worship service sponsored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro and UNC-Chapel Hill chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Award-winning journalist and executive producer Soledad O’Brien will headline Carolina’s week-long observance of Martin Luther King Jr.; she will serve as the as the keynote speaker of the MLK Celebration Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony on Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall.

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Published and updated January 16, 2017