Even though Martin Luther King Jr. has now been gone longer than he was alive, his legacy still lives on strong year after year. He led an extraordinary life as a civil rights activist and played a pivotal role in ending segregation of African-American citizens. He was assassinated in 1968 but his stamp on history will never be forgotten.
Communities all over the United States organize events to celebrate this great man’s life and accomplishments. The Department of Music and the Oratory Society in Middlebury, VT are bringing MLK Legacy: A Celebration in Song, Speech, and Dance to the Mead Memorial Chapel on January 19th, 2015. Keith McCutchen, the director of the Hayes School of Music Gospel Choir and Jazz Vocal Ensemble, will be conduction a community choir and performing as well. He is an incredible pianist, singer, and arranger. Select speeches from the past and today, by Martin Luther King Jr. and other notable people in the Civil Rights movement, will be performed by talented members of the Oratory Society. It will be an evening of listening, remembering, honoring, and celebrating an extremely important person and time in our history. You can even join the choir if you have a love for singing and want to be involved.
Date: January 19th, 2015
Time: 8pm – 9:30pm
Place: Mead Memorial Chapel at Middlebury College
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