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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: David Jwanier, media relations associate, 610-740-3790

 

KING’S DREAM” AT CEDAR CREST COLLEGE HONORS CIVIL RIGHTS CHAMPION

Allentown, PA (December 23, 2008)—Cedar Crest College Diversity Programs, in conjunction with Key Arts Productions, presents “King’s Dream,” a live performance and multimedia presentation that offers a rousing tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his quest for peace and equality, on Monday, January 19, 9:45 p.m. in the Alumnae Center Auditorium. The 45-minute program is free and open to the public.

For those looking to become more familiar with the work of Dr. King—the Nobel Peace Prize recipient who led America’s peaceful revolution for equal rights for all—the era comes alive with big screen video images that tell the stories of the preeminent human rights activist of the 2Oth century, as well as courageous individuals like Rosa Parks, the Arkansas Nine, and the Freedom Fighters, and others who participated in the movement.  Live narrative tells the story of the turbulent 1960's, a time in American history that was dramatic, powerful and at points painful. The challenges of Vietnam War, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the final signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson are all revealed in the “King’s Dream” program.

In addition, the program features singers and songs that capture the spirit of the civil rights movement. Songs include the gospel hymn “Amazing Grace,” as well as “We Shall Overcome,” “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “Blowin' in the Wind,” “What's Going On,” “Everything Must Change,” and others.

The program is also sponsored by Cedar Crest College’s Black Awareness Student Union and Sisters Inc. For more information call 215-228-7131.

 

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