Con­tact: John Natale at 617–373-2802

What: Myrlie Evers-​​Williams, NAACP chair emer­itus and widow of slain Mis­sis­sippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers, will deliver the keynote address at North­eastern University’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation.

When: Wednesday, Jan­uary 10, 2007 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Where: Northeastern’s Blackman Audi­to­rium, located near Hunt­ington Avenue Atten­dees are invited to a recep­tion and ques­tion and answer ses­sion with Mrs. Evers-​​Williams imme­di­ately fol­lowing the con­vo­ca­tion at the John D. O’Bryant African-​​American Insti­tute on 40 Leon Street.

Event Details: Northeastern’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Con­vo­ca­tion is a com­mem­o­ra­tion of Dr. King’s legacy, par­tic­u­larly his com­mit­ment and con­tri­bu­tion to the struggle for social jus­tice and human rights, both in the United States and worldwide.

The Uni­ver­sity is hon­ored to host keynote speaker Mrs. Myrlie Evers-​​Williams, author of two books: Watch Me Fly: What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I Was Meant to Be and For Us the Living. Mrs. Evers-​​Williams received an hon­orary Doctor of Public Ser­vice degree from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in 2005 .

About North­eastern: Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.