University Groups to Perform at Martin Luther King Jr.
Day Celebration, Jan. 21
The Lincoln University Gospel Choir, Liturgical Dance
Ministry and student ministers will be featured during
the program segment of Herr Foods Inc.'s Martin Luther
King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Herr's Visitor's Center in Nottingham,
The program is part of a day of planned activities held
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the legacy of the slain
civil rights leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
The program is free and open to the public.
Lincoln's Education Department and Office of International
Services and Programs are also participating.
Assistant education professor Dr. Martin A. Drew and
approximately 20 education majors will offer mini-history
lessons about Dr. King's legacy and several international
students will appear in cultural attire.
Herr's Visitor's Center is located at Routes 1 and 272.
For further information, contact Lincoln's Office of the
Chaplain at 610-932-8300, ext. 3724.
Student ministers Korey Grice, Jovan Davis, Nelson Dennis
and Shaun Saunders will discuss "Living the Dream" articulated
by Dr. King. The Liturgical Dance Ministry will perform
a work titled "Wings of Praise."
Ed Herr, executive vice president of Herr Foods Inc.,
will also speak.
The ministers, choir and dance ministry are part of Lincoln
University's Office of the Chaplain. In 2001, they, the
Education Department and the international students, participated
in Herr's King Day celebration for the first time. Rev.
Dr. C. Matthew Hudson, Lincoln's chaplain, gave the keynote
Dr. King (Jan. 15, 1929 to April 4, 1968) won the Nobel
Peace Prize in 1964 for his leadership in civil and human
rights activism and was assassinated in 1968. On January
18, 1986, heeding a national grassroots campaign to create
a holiday in Dr. King's honor, then-President Ronald Reagan
signed a proclamation declaring every third Monday in
January to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Founded in 1854, Lincoln University is a premier, Historically
Black University that combines the best elements of a
liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum
and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of students
living in a highly technological and global society. *
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