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USC commemorates legacy of Rev. King with series

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is being remembered with a series of activities scheduled for this weekend at the University of South Carolina.

Events begin Thursday with a legal symposium at 6 p.m. with the Black Law Students Association in the law school auditorium.

Keynote speaker is Democratic U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, who became the state's first black congressman in nearly a century upon his election in 1992.

A commemorative breakfast is Friday, with Jotaka Eaddy as the speaker at the Zone in Williams Brice Stadium. Eaddy was the school's first African-American woman elected as USC's student body president. She graduated in 2001.

The university is hosting two days of service work in the community on Monday, and on Saturday, Jan. 25.

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