Diversity Celebrated on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Diversity Celebrated on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Shina Park

Arts editor

shinap@goshen.edu

Jerron Jamerson shares a poem at the Spoken-Word Coffeehouse Monday. Photo by Isaac Fast

Jerron Jamerson shares a poem at the Spoken-Word Coffeehouse Monday.
Photo by Isaac Fast

 

Goshen College offered a series of Martin Luther King Jr. celebration events centered on the theme of “Diversity: Then and Now” on Monday and Tuesday. To commemorate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., the college hosted the performance of Anthony Brown’s (’72) “I Go on Singing: Paul Robeson’s Life in His Words & Songs” at Umble Center on Sunday evening. A community breakfast, featuring state representative Rebecca Kubacki, as well as Spoken-Word Coffeehouseand Talkback Session, were held at College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall the following Monday. Subsequent convocation featured a performance by the gospel choir Voices N Harmony and a speech by Brown. Small-table discussions, faculty lectures and other events concerning racism and the Civil Rights movement were held throughout the day.

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