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Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

Posted 12/13/2017
Submitted by Christine Grant
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

The Color of Unity” will be the theme of the University's 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, featuring an inspirational program of music and reflections commemorating the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.

The MLK Planning Committee is pleased to announce Maestro Willie Anthony Waters as our keynote speaker. Willie Anthony Waters is formerly the general and artistic director of Connecticut Opera. He has guest conducted for numerous American and European opera companies and symphony orchestras, including several in South Africa. In 1985, Maestro Waters became the first African-American to be named artistic director of a major American opera company (Greater Miami Opera, now Florida Grand Opera). He is currently assistant professor of music at Binghamton University (NY).

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day program will feature musical selections from Professor Nat Reeves, Mark Templeton, Josh Bruneau, and the Hart School Community Division. In addition, alumna Latanya Farrell will give a vocal performance of Lift Every Voice and Sing.

All members of the University community and the general public are invited to attend this free event, which will take place on Monday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon in Lincoln Theater.

Please join us for an inspiring celebration.

For more information, please contact Christine Grant, external Relations manager at ext. 4220 or