Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

January 18, 2017

When: Wednesday, January 18, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Old Church - Oxford

Lyn Pace, Oxford College Chaplain

Admission Cost: Free


School: Oxford College
Department/Organization: Oxford College
Building/Room: Old Church - Oxford
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Lyn Pace, Oxford College Chaplain
Contact Phone: 770-784-8392
Contact Email:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration began at Oxford College in 1993 and has been held annually since. The 2017 observance will include the participation from many areas of the college and community, including music from Voices of Praise gospel choir, Oxappella, and the Newton County MLK Interdenominational Choir, which comprises local community members. The program will include selected readings from King and other leaders of the civil rights movement as well as other greetings from Oxford students.

Featured speaker is Rev. Avis Williams 78Ox 98C 08T. A native of Newton County and a current city of Oxford resident, Rev. Williams was among the first African American students to attend Oxford College. She is minister for community transformation at Lake Oconee Community Church, where she founded and heads educational enrichment programs that touch the lives of hundreds of local children.

This is an Oxford Studies event.