Alum Danny Glover Headlines MLK Day Celebration in Kentucky
Friday, January 15, 2016
UK NOW (UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY NEWS) -- Two local performers will share the stage with actor, director, producer, humanitarian and political activist Danny Glover at Lexington’s 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. “Every day of my life I walk with the idea I am black no matter how successful I am,” Glover has said. Born to San Francisco postal workers active in the NAACP, Glover’s activism first became apparent at San Francisco State University, where he joined the Black Students Union and led the longest student walkout in U.S. history, a five-month strike to establish a Department of Black Studies. The students succeeded when a department and a School of Ethnic Studies were created, the first of their kind at an American university.