In honor of the life and legacy of the historic civil rights leader, College of the Mainland will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration on Tuesday, January 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the COM Conference Center.

All are invited to enjoy a lively performing arts presentation as theatre students highlight key points in King’s life. Created and written by students, the celebration will showcase the historic significance of King’s ideals while exploring the impact of his teachings on the next generation of leaders.

“This will truly be a great opportunity to learn about Martin Luther King,” said Tige Cornelius, director of student life. “He is a model of an individual who focused on his mission to better humanity, and we hope to promote such ideals among students, staff and the community as a whole.”

Organized by the COM Multicultural Committee, the celebration is made possible through a collaboration of several college groups, including Student Life, Minority Men for Excellence and COM Theatre.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served to the first 300 guests. For more information, call 409-933-8421.