Let Freedom Sing!

MLK Celebration

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Departments of Music, Theater and Dance organized the 15th annual “Let Freedom Sing!” celebration in Mead Memorial Chapel at 8:00 p.m. With light snow falling, many took part in the Candle Vigil and Peace Walk from the Davis Family Library to the Chapel before beginning the evening’s colorful celebration. The event honored the American Negro spiritual and the words of Rev. Dr. King with performances by the MLK Spiritual Choir and the MLK Dance Ensemble. Students and faculty, including Twilight Artist-in-Residence Francois Clemmons, read excerpts from the Rev. Dr. King’s speeches, danced to the beat of Ugandan drums and sang of freedom, love and “having a dream.” The event was only one of many celebrating the civil rights leader, with a keynote address by the Promised Land radio series host Majora Carter, a performance by Verbal Onslaught at 51 Main and a day of service around the local community.