Clark Atlanta University Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr


CAU student leadership to participate in metro Atlanta events to honor Martin Luther King Jr and his legacy

ATLANTA, GA – January 18, 2019 Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will participate in a number of events to honor the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who would have turned 90 years old this year.


Ecumenical Service

The King Center will host its 51st annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative service, Monday, January 21,, 2019 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary, beginning at 10 a.m. The hallmark of the King Holiday Observance, this service engages members of various religious traditions, and state national and international governments. CAU Interim President Lucille Mauge will join fellow Atlanta University Center presidents in attendance. Clark Atlanta University SGA president Warren Hawkins III, a senior majoring in Social Work, will speak. Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, will keynote.


March and Rally

In the spirit of Dr. King’s legacy and the University motto “Culture for Service,” CAU students will engage in community service and public demonstrations during the federal holiday. Students will also join the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice for the annual Atlanta Martin Luther King March and Rally, meeting at the Bishop C.L. Henderson Student Center at 1:00 p.m. EST. The march will begin at 2:00 pm EST and proceed from Peachtree Street and Auburn Avenue, ending at the King Center on Edgewood Avenue.


Radio Programming

CAU’s radio station, Jazz WCLK 91.9 FM will host special programming for the King holiday, including a re -airing of Dr. King’s Drum Major Instinct speech, originally delivered at Ebenzer Baptist Church on February 4, 1968. The station will also conduct a live simulcast of FOX 5 Atlanta’s live broadcast from the ecumenical service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, followed by a live remote broadcast from the annual March and Rally.


CAU Basketball Games

CAU will culminate its King holiday events at L.S. Epps Gymnasium as the women’s and men’s basketball teams take on the Fort Valley State University Wildcats. Lady Panthers will play at 6:00 p.m. EST; CAU Panthers will play at 8:00 p.m. EST.


About Clark Atlanta University

Established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of the Nation’s foremost research institutions, offering students from around the United States and several foreign countries the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Located in the historic heart of Atlanta, one of the world's great international cities, CAU’s nearly 4,000 students enjoy access to academic and co-curricular experiences, from forensic debate, to on-air broadcasting, to cancer research with world-renowned investigators. From the arts to zoology, CAU combines nearly 300 years of tradition with a solid focus on academic excellence to produce leaders who will shape the future of the global community. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit