January 24, 2007
The celebration began Wednesday night at 7:00 with a speech given by Claudrena Harold, Assistant Professor of History at UVa. The main focus of the commemoration will be the importance of Dr. King's legacy today.
"His message is still very, very relevant today, if you think about all the things that our country and the world is going through, Dr. King's message or his messages, we should still take to heart," Dion W. Lewis of the Office of African-American Affairs said.
The man responsible for the photos, Benedict Fernandez, was with king during his final days, during which time he took the pictures that show king as a father and husband as well as activist.