DeSales University will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday with “King’s Dream,” a multi-media interactive presentation by Key Arts Productions featuring inspirational music, commentary, and film footage. The program will be held at noon on Monday, January 18, in the Commonwealth Room of the DeSales University Center. The event is open to the public free of charge.
King’s Dream is a rousing tribute to America’s civil rights movement and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Nobel Peace Prize recipient who led the country’s peaceful, revolution for equal rights. The live performance and multimedia presentation features singers and powerful images, combined with thought-provoking live commentary and captivating archival film footage that is powerful and inspirational.
The presentation helps relive the most memorable events in Dr. King’s life and the historic contributions of Rosa Parks, the Arkansas nine, Freedom Fighters and others who risked their lives for social justice and equal rights. Archival film chronicles the efforts of American presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson to change social norms, while dealing with the complexity of the Vietnam War and other global issues of the sixties.
The role of music and the African American church during the movement also is highlighted with songs such as “Amazing Grace,” “We Shall Overcome,” “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” among others.
For more information, contact Chanel Greene, director of multicultural life at DeSales University, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1721, or at Chanel.Greene@DeSales.edu.
Press Release: DeSales Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day With "King's Dream," Mon., Jan. 18 | Posted on: 1/13/2010
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu