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

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

Event includes performance by Blacks in Wax, Medicare educational seminar and screening of "Anna Lucasta"

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 11, 2012) – As part of the Black Classic Cinema Series, UnitedHealthcare and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture celebrateed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday with a special event on Jan. 14.

The event began with a performance by Blacks in Wax, an innovative educational youth group dedicated to African-American history and culture, 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., was presented, and a screening of "Anna Lucasta," the Black Classic Cinema Series January selection, starring Eartha Kitt and Sammy Davis Jr., closed out the event.

"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.

"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.

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 and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art and is a celebrated wedding and event venue.

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 were shared.