Savannah State University Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Observance Program and Candelight Vigil, featuring Sheyann Webb- Christburg. The event is free and open to the public. Events will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 (program); 8 p.m. Thursday (vigil) in the Savannah Ballroom in the King-Frazier Student Center (program); King-Frazier Student Center front steps and Alexis Circle (vigil).
Humanitarian, civil rights activist, mentor and youth advocate Sheyann Webb- Christburg will be the featured speaker at the program held at SSU each year to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Webb-Christburg is the co-author of “Selma, Lord, Selma.” The book — made into the award-winning Disney movie of the same name — depicts her childhood experiences with the late Dr. King, the late Jonathan Daniels and other civil rights leaders as one of the youngest activists in Selma, Ala.
Webb-Christburg has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Good Morning America,” the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” and several other radio and television talk shows, and is featured in the acclaimed PBS documentary “Eyes on the Prize.”
She is the founder of KEEP Productions Youth Development Program, designed to enhance the personal growth and self-esteem of youth aged 2 through 18 years old.