January 13, 2010
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Durham Technical Community College observes its 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration on Jan.15 at 11:30 a.m. The featured speaker is longtime Durham attorney William Marsh, Jr., who met Dr. King and was instrumental in some of his visits to Durham. Marsh graduated from Hillside High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree and a law degree from North Carolina Central University. He is a veteran of World War II. Marsh served as the first black chair of the Durham County Board of Elections and the first black chair of the N.C. State Board of Elections. He is an inductee of the National Bar Association Hall of Fame. Marsh has taught the Men’s Sunday School Bible Class at St. Joseph’s American Methodist Episcopal Church for more than 27 years. He is a life member of the NAACP.
The Durham Tech program also includes student, faculty, and staff reflections about Dr. King's accomplishments and his legacy. The program features a musical presentation by the Durham Tech Martin Luther King Jr. Choir, a college institution that was organized in the 1980s. The college band, the Tectonics, will also perform. The event will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center. The college is located off of Briggs Avenue, Exit 10, of the Durham Freeway.