UnitedHealthcare, Gantt Center Host Tribute Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.?s Life and Legacy

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    Jan. 11, 2012 13:30 UTC

    UnitedHealthcare, Gantt Center Host Tribute Honoring Martin Luther
    King Jr.?s Life and Legacy

    Jan. 14 event includes performance by Blacks in Wax, Medicare
    educational seminar and screening of ?Anna Lucasta?

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
    As part of the Black Classic Cinema Series, UnitedHealthcare and the
    Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture will
    celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday with a
    special event Saturday, Jan. 14.

    The event will begin with a performance by Blacks in Wax, an innovative
    educational youth group dedicated to African-American history and
    culture, at 1 p.m., followed by a Medicare education seminar by
    UnitedHealthcare.

    In addition, a video of the recent dedication of the Martin Luther King
    Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be presented, and a screening of
    ?Anna Lucasta,? the Black Classic Cinema Series January selection,
    starring Eartha Kitt and Sammy Davis Jr., will round out the day?s
    events.

    ?The Gantt Center is excited to work with UnitedHealthcare to pass on
    Dr. King?s inspiring message of equality, justice and reconciliation,?
    said David R. Taylor, president and CEO, Gantt Center. ?We encourage
    Charlotte-area residents of all ages to join us in honoring Dr. King?s
    life.?

    ?UnitedHealthcare is honored to partner with the Gantt Center in this
    tribute and share Dr. King?s legacy with the people of Charlotte,? said
    Donna Reynolds, North Carolina executive director, UnitedHealthcare
    Medicare & Retirement.

    For more information about UnitedHealthcare/Gantt Center partnership,
    visit www.ganttcenter.org.
    UnitedHealthcare?s Medicare informational efforts can be found online at www.MedicareMadeClear.com.

    About The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts +Culture
    Founded
    in 1974, Charlotte?s Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts +
    Culture (formerly the Afro-American Cultural Center) exists to present,
    preserve and promote African-American art, culture and history. The
    Harvey B. Gantt Center is an epicenter for the best in visual,
    performing and literary arts and leads community outreach initiatives
    and arts education programs. Built to museum standards, it is also the
    permanent home for the John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of
    African-American Art and is a celebrated wedding and event venue. To
    learn more, please visit www.ganttcenter.org.

    About UnitedHealthcare
    UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to
    helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health
    care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and
    sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers
    the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers
    and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with
    more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals
    nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is
    one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified
    Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

    This event is only for educational purposes and no plan-specific
    benefits or details will be shared.

    Contacts

    UnitedHealthcare
    Mark Drake, 952-931-5836
    mark_drake@uhc.com

    Source: UnitedHealthcare