Shenango Campus to hold Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

January 12, 2011

the "King’s Dream -- A Celebration of Peace and Diversity" program will be presented at Penn State Shenango in downtown Sharon from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Sharon Hall/Great Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

King’s Dream is an enthralling live performance and multimedia presentation that offers a rousing tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., the Nobel Peace Prize recipient who led America’s peaceful revolution for equal rights for all.

For those who may not remember King, the era comes alive with images, singers and songs that capture the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement. Songs include the gospel hymn “Amazing Grace,” freedom songs, “We Shall Overcome and Lift Every Voice and Sing,” composer Bob Dylan’s classic “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Everything Must Change” and others.

For others, the era is recalled with captivating big screen video images that tell the story of the life and teachings of the preeminent human rights activist of the 20th century, and the courageous individuals like Rosa Parks, the Arkansas Nine, and the Freedom Fighters, who participated in the movement. Thought provoking live narrative tells story of the turbulent 1960s, a time in American history that was dramatic, powerful, and at points painful. The challenges of Vietnam War, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the final signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson, are all revealed in the Kings’ Dream program.

Join Penn State Shenango in celebrating King’s legacy and his vision of tolerance, diversity and peace. For more information, contact the Student Affairs Office at 724-983-2838.

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Last Updated January 12, 2011