NIH Salutes Martin Luther King, Jr.
NIH's annual King Commemoration Program was held on Jan. 10 in the Natcher Conference Center. The internationally renowned Morgan State University Singers (l), presented a concert dedicated to the vision of Martin Luther King, Jr., under the direction of Dr. Nathan Carter (below, r). Other highlights of the event, which was emceed by NINDS deputy director Dr. Audrey Penn, included remarks by NIH deputy director Dr. Ruth Kirschstein and NICHD deputy director Dr. Yvonne Maddox. "Long before his birthday was made a national holiday -- in fact, since the year after his assassination -- NIH has formally honored" the life and work of the slain civil rights leader, said Kirschstein. The program was transmitted live to NIH facilities in Baltimore and North Carolina.
"Glory, Glory Hallelujah!"
"Let My People Go."
Attendees enjoyed refreshments in the atrium of the Natcher Conference Center.
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