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Keynote speaker Roland S. Martin, left, lectures at the Martin Luther King Convocation on Wednesday (Jan. 20) at Tulane. Martin is an award-winning national journalist and author. (Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano)
During the ceremony, Xavier University President Norman Francis, left, presents the 2010 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award to Charles C. Teamer Sr., right, an emeritus board member of Tulane University.
Audience members show their appreciation for Teamer"s award at the convocation, held in the Lavin-Bernick Center"s Qatar Ballroom. The event was part of the 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace at Tulane.
Tulane senior engineering student Adam Pacsi, left, receives an award for community service from Tulane President Scott Cowen, right, as part of the convocation ceremony.
Roland S. Martin makes a point during his speech at the ceremony, a highlight of the Week for Peace that involves Tulane, Loyola, Dillard and Xavier universities. This year"s theme for the week was “Change: From Rhetoric to Action.”
A booksigning after the event draws members of the audience for a signature of Roland S. Martin, author of the just-released book, The First: President Barack Obama"s Road to the White House