The University of Chicago's annual Martin Luther King Celebration being held today will feature keynote speaker Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public but seating is limited.
Since 1990 the University of Chicago has had many powerful speakers for this Martin Luther King legacy event. Barack Obama was keynote speaker in 2002.
Martin Luther King himself spoke at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in the late 1950s.
Patrick, who as a child lived at 5344 S. Wabash Ave., was himself celebrated by the City of Chicago last April, when a street sign was unveiled bearing his name at 53rd and Wabash.
Today's Martin Luther King event will be webcast on "UChicago Live" at 6 p.m.
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