Tuesday, January 16 at 4:00 PM - LaGrange College will host its "Celebrate MLK Day" program. Shirley Franklin, former mayor of Atlanta, will deliver this year’s address. In 2002, Franklin was the first African-American woman to be elected mayor of a major Southern city. She served two terms, leaving office in 2009. During her time in office, she was best known for advocating for and tackling major government operations and ethics reform, launching the Atlanta Beltline, planning and executing more than $5 billion in airport and water infrastructure improvement, leading the acquisition of the Morehouse College Collection of Martin Luther King Jr. Papers, launching the Atlanta Regional Commission on Homelessness and developing successful business and public-sector partnerships and alliances. The program will be held on the campus of LaGrange College in the Callaway Auditorium.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit: www.lagrange.edu/franklin. Specific questions can be addressed to Dr. Marc Shook at 706-880-8976.