On Martin Luther King Day, January 21, the New Canaan Advertiser ran an editorial that recognized the University of Hartford for inviting Dr. King to speak on The Future of Integration at the Bushnell in 1959. "Before the celebrated civil rights leader ... shared his historic dream for the nation in Washington, he shared it in Hartford," the editorial states. Read more of what the editorial says about Dr, King's University-sponsored message.
The University will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. observance this year on Wednesday, February 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in Lincoln Theater. The keynote speaker is activist, academic, and author Angela Y. Davis, who will also be conferred an honorary degree. The University’s Gospel Choir will perform songs from the civil rights era. Theatre students in The Hartt School will perform Langston Hughes’ poem, “Make America America Again,” and Hartt music students and professors will perform a piece titled Ode to Angela.
The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available online and in person at the Lincoln Theater box office, (Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.), or by phone at 860.768.4228. There is a four ticket limit per person.