A special live performance by KING’S DREAM will help University of the Sciences celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, when students return from break.
The 1 p.m. show in the McNeil Science and Technology Center
’s AstraZeneca auditorium features “an enthralling live performance and multimedia presentation that offers a rousing tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
KING’S DREAM utilizes images, singers, and songs to portray the era of the civil rights movement. Songs include the gospel hymn Amazing Grace, freedom songs We Shall Overcome and Lift Every Voice and Sing, composer Bob Dylan's classic Blowin' In the Wind, What's Going On, Everything Must Change, and others.
Big screen video images further depict the story of the life and teachings of the preeminent human rights activist of the 2Oth century, and other courageous individuals like Rosa Parks, the Arkansas Nine, and the Freedom Fighters. In addition, live narratives tell the story of the turbulent 1960's from the challenges of the Vietnam War to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, to the final signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
The KING’S DREAM program is a production of Key Arts Productions.