LOUISVILLE, Ky.–The University of Louisville will honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. at a one-hour commemorative service Friday, Jan. 18.

    Bruce Williams, pastor of Bates Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, will speak at the public service, which also will feature music and poetry readings. The service will start at noon in Room 100 of the Bingham Humanities Building on Belknap Campus.

    U of L will not have classes and its offices will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. day, Monday, Jan. 21.

    King’s work and the civil rights movement will be highlighted further in the exhibit “Road to the Promised Land,” which will open Jan. 22 at U of L’s William F. Ekstrom Library.

    In 65 black and white photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents and quotations from King, the exhibit will trace the civil rights movement from the emergence of King as a leader in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 to his death in 1968.

    The exhibit will be in the first floor lobby of the library, which is located on Belknap Campus. Sponsored by the U of L Office of Minority Affairs and University Libraries, it will run through Feb. 28.

    Library and exhibit hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

    For more information, call the U of L Office of Minority Affairs at (502) 852-6656.