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Union University will hold annual
Martin Luther King Day chapel service

T. Vaughn Walker will speak as Union celebrates the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. during its annual Martin Luther King Day chapel service on Monday, Jan. 15 at 9:45 a.m.
Photo: Charles Moore/Black Star
Jackson, Tenn. January 9, 2001 Union University will hold its annual Martin Luther King Day chapel service Monday, Jan. 15 at 9:45 a.m. in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel in the Penick Academic Complex.

Chapel speaker will be T. Vaughn Walker, professor of Black Church Studies and WMU Chair of Christian Missions at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

Walker, who also serves as pastor of First Gethsemane Baptist Church in Louisville, has taught at the seminary since 1986. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Hampton University in Hampton, Va., a master of divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Oregon State University. Dr. Walker was awarded the fourth annual Black Southern Baptist Convention Heritage Award last year. He was the first African-American promoted to full professor at Southern Seminary.

"This annual event has become an important tradition in the life of the Union community, as we recommit ourselves to the importance of racial reconciliation," said Union President David S. Dockery.

The public is invited to attend.