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Students Will Perform Professor's Adaptation to Honor MLK

 

Camden County College will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a dramatic spoken-word presentation featuring CCC students on Jan. 20.

 

The official observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 16. However, the College is conducting its annual tribute to the slain civil rights leader on the Friday after to coincide with students’ return to campus for the spring semester.

 

“In His Own Words: The Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” will be presented at 11 a.m. Jan. 20 in the Camden Conference Center. The venue is located inside the Camden Technology Center on the Camden City Campus at Broadway and Cooper Street in downtown Camden.

 

The program is an original production that was adapted and directed by CCC Professor Allison Green using King’s own speeches and writings. Included are words from the speeches “I Have a Dream,” “Nonviolence and Racial Justice,” “I See the Promised Land,” “Our God is Marching On” and “The American Dream” as well as from the books Stride Toward Freedom and The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.

 

The event is being presented by CCC’s Visual, Performing and Communication Arts Department and Readers’ Theatre Project. It is being sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Activities.

 

Admission to “In His Own Words: The Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” is free. Members of the public – including large groups – are invited to attend, but reservations are required.

 

To schedule attendance of a group, to reserve an individual seat or for additional details, prospective attendees should contact Jacqueline Tenuto in CCC’s Office of Student Life and Activities by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4282, or via e-mail at jtenuto@camdencc.edu.


Published: January 11, 2012