The Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, a nationally recognized children's rights and racial equity champion who, in December succeeded Marian Wright Edelman as president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), will deliver the keynote address for Duke University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. online commemoration ceremony.
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The annual program will link "voices of wisdom from the past and hope for the present that guide our pursuit of a more just world," according to a committee statement. Other highlights of the virtual program include performances by John Brown's Jazz Ambassadors, The Collage Dance Company and Duke student dancer Akylah Cox, as well as greetings from Duke University President Vincent Price, Chancellor for Health Affairs Dr. A. Eugene Washington, Durham Mayor Steve Schewel and Duke Black Student Association Co-President Tobi Akinyelu. Sponsored by the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Committee | For more information about this and other MLK events, visit https://mlk.duke.edu.