Martin Luther King Jr Community Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration with Dr. Virgil Wood: What Martin Luther King Jr. Saw on the Mountain Top Contact: Community Programs: programs@roanoke.edu

Dr. Wood, Church leader, educator, and civil rights activist has committed much of his life’s work to the struggle for economic and spiritual development among the nation’s disadvantaged.

Ordained as a Baptist Minister in his late teens, Wood has served Churches for over 50 years in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Virginia.  During his Pastorate in Lynchburg, Virginia, he became actively involved with the Civil Rights movement, setting up the Martin Luther King Jr. work at the Lynchburg Improvement Association, a local unit of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.  He served with Martin Luther King Jr., as a member of his National Executive Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for the last ten years of Dr. King’s life and work, and Coordinated the State of Virginia in the Historic March on Washington August 28, 1963.

This event is free and open to the public and begins with a reception at 6:00pm followed by the lecture at 6:30pm.  Tickets are not required.

This event is sponsored by Roanoke College Departments of Multicultural Affairs and Community Programs, North Cross School,  United Way of Roanoke Valley, Total Action for Progress and Roanoke Branch of the NAACP.

https://www.roanoke.edu/events/black_history_month_dr_virgil_wood