On Thursday, January 19th, the Harrisburg campus will host its Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration beginning at 12:00 P.M. in the Pit.
Harrisburg native Todd Mealy, a history teacher at Penn Manor High School, will be the featured speaker. Mealy is the author of two books; Biography of an Antislavery City, which looks at the role Harrisburg played in the antislavery movement, and Aliened American: A Biography of William Howard Day, which consists of two volumes that examine Day’s adoption by a white family, his collaboration with civil rights activists like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, and his days as an educator, preacher, writer and orator during the 19th century. Mealy has also taught a course on the Underground Railroad at Dickinson College and written on Black History Month for the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
Before and after Mr. Mealy’s talk, there will also be a photo essay of the new Martin Luther King Memorial consisting of photos that Dean of Students Keith Sealing
took while in Washington, D.C. for the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting.
Pizza and beverages will be provided, and students are encouraged to attend.