Multimedia performance in honor of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan. 10, 2012
Lock Haven University will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, January 25. Key Arts productions, a performance ensemble specializing in live multimedia productions, will present “The Road to Freedom” in Price Performance Center at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to this free performance.
The challenge for civil rights and equality did not begin with Dr. King. The struggle can easily be traced back to an outspoken group of courageous pioneers who risked it all in the fight for freedom at least one hundred years before.
The presentation highlights the work of those who banded together, against all odds and seemingly insurmountable obstacles, to challenge the injustices of racial discrimination and inequality. Informative and thought provoking commentary tells the story of the efforts of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglas, W.E.B DuBois, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, the Freedom Fighters, Fannie Lou Hamer, and many others.
“The Road to Freedom” includes musical performance combined with big-screen video images. Songs include “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and “Down by the Riverside.”
The LHU Martin Luther King celebration will be the third day of classes this semester due to the change in the winter break schedule as compared with last year. The university will operate on a compressed class schedule.
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.