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Carson-Newman celebrates MLK all week

3:57 PM, Jan 22, 2013   |    comments
Dr. Tina Sloan Green
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Carson-Newman is using the entire week to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Its celebration of social justice continued with a chapel service Tuesday morning. Dr. Tina Sloan Green, the nation's first African-American head coach in college lacrosse, spoke during the service. Her speech was about inspiring people to use education and sports as a positive influence to bring about social change.

Green said Dr. King inspired her to carry the torch of equality and inclusion.

"This occasion is not only a great occasion to celebrate his life, but also put in perspective so we can continue the journey that he started and fight for justice," said Green.

Green said she met Dr. King shortly before his assassination in 1968.

Carson-Newman will host a lunch to discuss social issues and a film screening later this week.

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