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Hampton U “Let Freedom Sing”

In Uncategorized on February 3, 2011 by highendblog

The best place to go to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King on his birthday an HBCU.  We honor and praise him the right way.  Most of the schools incorporate an event or activity to get students involved in learning about King’s major accomplishments.  Hampton University is no different. We recognized King with two events that day: the music department’s choral festival and the march.

I was fortunate to be able to attend The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Choral Festival at Ogden Hall.  Collectively, the songs from the performances were fantastic. Hearing the voices of the choir brought back the feeling of my being in church on Sunday morning.  I felt warm and rejoiced inside.

The musical had a few glitches.  For example, the introduction was supposed to include a visual of King’s life and famous “I Had A Dream” speech on the teleprompter.  Due to technical issues, they were not able to show it.  I wish they had been able to show the presentation, because it would have shown King in action and engaged the audience even more.

However, my outlook quickly changed because information on King’s life was included in the segments after each performance.  I would definitely attend this event again, and I suggest that others attend as well.

Jonathan White is a senior, Public Relations major, at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University.

 

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