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A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 1/21/2013 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Bowdoin Chapel, Chapel
  • Event Type: Performance

A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.This campus celebration will feature performances by Bowdoin students, an invocation by Director of Religious and Spiritual Life Robert Ives, and a short reflection on Dr. King's life and legacy by Brian Purnell, assistant professor of Africana Studies.

Students will perform select readings, songs, and spoken word around themes central to Dr. King's legacy--the creation of the Beloved Community through collective non-violent struggle to combat poverty.

The program will include a piano prelude, Franz Liszt's Widmung (Liebeslied, S. 566, of Robert Schumann, performed by Allen Wong Yu '14; an invocation by Director of Religious and Spiritual Life Robert Ives; a performance by the Bowdoin Community Gospel Choir; a poetry reading by Daniel Eloy '15; Lift Every Voice and Sing performed by Alexis Little '14; the Longfellows performing MLK by U2; and a silent contemplation of an excerpt from a King speech.