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Replacing Seats Is Part of Effort to Restore King Chapel

2016-17 SEAT CAMPAIGN

By SHANDRA HILL SMITH

AS PART OF THE larger effort to restore the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, the CHAIRishing King Chapel Campaign allows alumni, corporations, foundations, fraternal organizations, parents and friends of the College to name a seat in honor of themselves, friends, family, businesses or in the memory of loved ones. “It’s a true opportunity to be part of something very special in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel,” said William Taggart, chief operations officer at Morehouse. “The Campaign not only allows us to renew the current seating of the Chapel, but it gives people a chance to tangibly show their respect and love

for a prominent building. It also gives people a chance to be a part of the Chapel’s continuing history and legacy.” ABOUT THE SEATS Auditorium seating for the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel is specified to be fine furniture, befitting its historic importance. The seats have sculpted threeinch thick cushions for ergonomic support, covered in Dacron® batting for initial softness and then upholstered in a durable 16-ounce loom woven fabric, Frenchseamed for a tailored appearance. The backrests are specified with optimum lumbar support. The seats retract using a silent gravity system with self-

Seats are $500 to $5,000 each, depending on its location. Seat purchase requests are available on a first-come, first-served basis. lubricating bronze bearings so no noise is heard as participants enter and leave. The chair standards are made of 100 percent aluminum. The end of each row is finished with a panel that reflects the Georgian Revival architectural style of the building and incorporates aisle lights to safely guide attendees to their rows. Each chair will have an engraved seat number and a varnished armrest cap, including the space for the donor plate. n

For more information, call (404) 215-2660 or go to http://www.morehouse.edu/chapelrestorationproject/chairishing-king-chapel/. For more information about the overall effort to restore King Chapel, go to www.restorekingchapel.com.

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