The tribute starts with an outdoor procession around campus to the University Center Auditorium. Inside, dances, poems, and a keynote address will memorialize both King and Parks, who died in October. "She was not the first African American woman who stood up or, actually, sat down for civil rights by refusing to give up her seat," says Pickett. "But by strategically partnering with the NAACP, she became the queen of the civil-rights movement." Still, Pickett's surprised that some students have never heard of either activist. "We have to educate those who don't know," he says. "There's more work to be done."
Thu., Jan. 19, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.