DCCC Plans Celebrations to Observe MLK Day

Jan. 11, 2013 – Davidson County Community College plans to host celebrations to honor the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that include music, dance, a special guest speaker and a play.

·         The first featured event, “Violin Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the Reich Auditorium on the Davidson Campus. The musical tribute features renowned violinist Daniel D. of New York’s Juilliard School of Music.

·         A second featured event, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration,” will be at 11 a.m. on Jan. 21 in the Conference Center on the Davidson Campus. Sponsored by the Black Culture Organization, the event celebrates the life and teachings of King with an inspirational message from keynote speaker Andrew Watkins, youth pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Thomasville. The event also includes a performance by the Greensboro Suah African Dance Theater.

·         The final event, “Let Freedom Ring,” a one-man play written by Robert Clymire and starring Greenfair Moses III will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 in Room 110 of the Administration Building on the Davie Campus. The presentation is aimed to help audience members experience the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from his childhood through the civil rights movement to his untimely death. The presentation weaves the story of King with character portrayals, songs and King’s magnificent speeches and sermons.

“These events help our campus honor and celebrate such an important figure in our nation’s history,” says Lynne Watts, director of Student Life and Leadership at DCCC. “Our invited speakers and performers help our campus community not only learn about his life, but reflect upon the accomplishments and achievements he made that ultimately helped change our country’s history.”