Events honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King on Jan. 21 in Baton Rouge

The following events are scheduled for Jan. 21 in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

  • DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. FOOD DRIVE: Room 335, Student Union, LSU campus. The LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs and the LSU Food Pantry will sponsor a food drive during the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration. Those interested in donating can drop off nonperishable food items in Room 335 or during the MLK Performing Arts Night. lsu.edu/foodpantry.
  • DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. FORUM AND FILM SCREENING: Noon to 1:15 p.m., public forum; 6:30 p.m., screening, Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall, LSU campus. LSU Libraries will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a public forum on the LPB documentary “Signpost to Freedom: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott” followed by a full screening of the documentary. The documentary is one of four that the library will show as part of the film-based program “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.” The forum will focus on relating the events and concepts from the documentary to today’s climate of racial and cultural divides and discussing future community relationships. After the full screening, participants can explore the library’s exhibit “The Relentless Pursuit of ‘Equal’: Integrating LSU,” which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. lib.lsu.edu/sp/subjects/createdequal or (225) 578-6544.
  • FORUM AND FILM ABOUT RACE RELATIONS: Noon to 1:15 p.m., Hill Memorial Library, LSU campus. The LPB documentary “Signpost to Freedom: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott” will be shown, followed by a discussion. (225) 578-6544.
  • “CREATED EQUAL - AMERICA’S CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE”: 6:30 p.m., Hill Memorial Library, LSU campus. Visitors can watch the civil rights film and view the exhibit “The Relentless Pursuit of ‘Equal’: Integrating LSU.” (225) 578-6544.