Cresson, Pa. – Marking Martin Luther King Day, Mount Aloysius College will present “King’s Dream,” an engaging live performance and multimedia presentation offering a spirited tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Tuesday, January 22nd. Dr. King, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, led America’s revolution that aimed at gaining equal rights for all people. The “King’s Dream” event will take place in historic Alumni Hall at Mount Aloysius College at 3:30 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. The public is warmly invited to attend free of charge. Seating is limited.
Mount Aloysius President Tom Foley noted that “King’s Dream” carries a universal message of hope for all mankind. “America’s struggle during the Civil Rights Movement, and Dr. King’s non-violent leadership of it, carries profound global lessons for all people,” he said. “This presentation, “King’s Dream,” is emotional and stirring and we invite the entire community to participate.”
For attendees born after his death, Dr. King’s era comes alive with images, singers and song capturing the spirit of the civil rights movement. Songs include the gospel hymn “Amazing Grace,” freedom songs “We Shall Overcome,” “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and composer Bob Dylan’s classic “Blowin’ in the Wind.”
Dr. King’s era is revisited with captivating big screen video images that tell the story of his life and the teachings of this preeminent human rights activist of the 20th Century, and courageous individuals like Rosa Parks, the Arkansas Nine and the Freedom Fighters who participated in the Civil Rights movement. Thought provoking live narrators tell the story of the turbulent 1960’s, a time in American history that was dramatic, powerful and painful. The challenges of the Vietnam War, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the final signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson are all revealed in the “King’s Dream” program.
Join with Mount Aloysius College on Tuesday, January 22nd at 3:30 and 7:00 p.m., to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and his vision of tolerance, diversity, hospitality and peace.
Anyone wishing additional information may contact Ms. Elaine Grant at the College by calling (814) 886-6321.