Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Martin Luther King Memorial Celebrates Civil Rights Leader's Life Through Art, Performance, January 31

Chestertown, MD, January 17, 2005 — Washington College will host “The Inspiration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Artistically Expressed,” Monday, January 31, in honor of the memory and the legacy of the late Civil Rights leader. The memorial program of art and performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall.

“This year, we have created a memorial to Dr. King that showcases the talents of members of our College and of our surrounding community,” said Nina Wilson, the College's Diversity Advisor. “Dr. King's legacy has inspired so many people in so many ways, including in artistic and creative ways, and that will be our focus.”

This year's program will feature the paintings of local artists John Mason, James Williams and Allen Johnson, Jr.; a musical performance by the Washington College Gospel Choir; a dance performance by alumna Tamika Sudler; and readings from the writings and speeches of Dr. King by Washington College faculty and students. The event is free and all are invited to attend.

For information about other upcoming events for Black History Month at Washington College, visit the College's online calendar at http://calendar.washcoll.edu.

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