Upperman MLK Jr. Observance Event: “When Tomorrow Is Today”

Tuesday, January 22

CNN commentator and former South Carolina State Representative Bakari Sellers is the keynote speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Tuesday, Jan. 22. “When Tomorrow is Today” begins at 7 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium.

Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent state representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina State Legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. He was the 2014 Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Kenan Box Office from noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. A maximum of four tickets are allowed per individual. For more information, contact Tiffany Campbell at or 910.962.3303.