In memory of the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr., Frostburg State University will hold the “MLK Celebration,” a joyous evening of music, dance and reflection, celebrating freedom and equality, on Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m., in the Pealer Recital Hall of the FSU Performing Arts Center.
This event is a new approach to the MLK Convocations held previously at FSU. This year’s “MLK Celebration” will feature the words and images of Dr. King, along with special performances and presentations by FSU students and organizations. The evening time will allow community members and students to participate in the celebration of this inspiring, courageous and fearless Civil Rights leader.
The FSU Chamber Choir will sing two selections: “Freedom Come,” a South African work that deals with issues of rights and equality, by Ben Allaway and “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” (known to be Dr. King’s favorite hymn), arranged by Ed Lojeski.
FSU students will read three selections by Dr. King, including “The Principle of Non-Violence,” “Beyond Vietnam: A Creative Psalm of Peace” and “The Mountaintop and the Promised Land.”
In addition, FSU student Tashia Gaskins will dance an original composition to the Etta James classic “At Last” and Unified Voices Under God’s Dominion, the student gospel group, will perform.
Please join this special celebration, which is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the FSU Office of the Provost at 301-687-4211.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.