Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Life and Legacy Celebration: An Evening of Music, Dance and Spoken Word was held Jan. 26 in the Moody Music Building.
The inaugural event hosted by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with the department of theatre and dance, the School of Music and other UA community members was free and open to the public.
The event featured several special performances from campus groups, including the Afro American Gospel Choir.
Dr. Alexis Davis-Hazell, assistant professor of voice and lyric diction and a mezzo-soprano, UA School of Music, was the soloist for “Lift Every Voice and Sing” with the MLK Celebration Mass Choir accompanying her.
From left, Samantha White, a freshman from New Orleans, Aliyah James, a junior from Mobile and Dr. Ross Bryan, assistant dean of Honors College, performed an original skit about voting rights in 1963 written by White.
Dr. Morgan Luttig, assistant professor and director of choral activities, UA School of Music, directed a mass choir featuring University Singers, faculty, staff, students and community members. The audience was invited to learn and sing songs of the civil rights movement.
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