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Actor Danny Glover to speak at A&M

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 1:52pm

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day right around the corner, Texas A&M has announced its guest speaker for their annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, planned from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday on January 17th in the MSC Ballroom on campus.

Organizers with the Memorial Student Center Woodson Black Awareness Committee say the MLK Breakfast, now in its sixth year, serves as a formal way to reflect on the life, legacy and accomplishments of Dr. King. They say the goal is not only to honor him but also to make his legacy relevant for the university and its students, faculty and administration.

Glover is an actor, film director and political activist. He is well known for his roles as Albert Johnson in The Color Purple, as Michael Harrigan in Predator 2, as corrupt cop James McFee in Witness, as Detective Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film franchise, as Detective David Tapp in Saw and as George Knox in Angels in the Outfield. He has also appeared in many other movies, television shows and theatrical productions. He is an active supporter of various humanitarian and political causes.

Tickets for the MLK Breakfast are $8 for students and $12 for faculty/staff/guests. They are available at the MSC Box Office by calling (979) 845-1234 or


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