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For Immediate Release
February 4, 2013

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Distinguished Pastor, Professor to Deliver Brockport MLK Speech Feb. 5

Rev. Marvin A. McMickle, PhD to headline annual diversity event

BROCKPORT, NY— Rev. Marvin A. McMickle, PhD has embraced diversity through his ministry, humanitarian efforts and teaching for the past 40 years. McMickle will speak on continuing challenges with racism, militarism, war and poverty at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. McMickle will keynote Brockport’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture at 7 pm, Feb. 5 in the Seymour College Union Ballroom.

Ministry, philosophy and humanity were key components of King’s efforts as a civil rights leader. A member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta, McMickle emulates the same focus and passion.

McMickle has been awarded various accolades in his educational and professional careers. During his time at various churches, McMickle’s focus has been fostering a sense of compassion and citizenship.

McMickle, 65, has been the President, Director of the Program of Black Studies and Professor of Church Leadership at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School since May, 2011. McMickle was named a Distinguished Alumnus by Princeton Theologcal Seminary, where he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree.

McMickle’s address is sponsored by Brockport’s Department of African and African American Studies, Department of Community Development, Diversity Committee and Brockport Student Government.

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