Monday, January 16, 2017

MLK Celebrations at Westport Country Playhouse

Keynote speaker Dr. Tricia Rose of Brown University on  “WWMD – “What Would Martin Do in the Era of Post-Race Racism?” All photos by Photos by David Vita.

Students from Trumbull’s Regional Center for the Arts present a spoken-word piece, “A World That Listens,” based on Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”  From left, Sarah Williams, Christina Boyle, Jahmelia Jarrett, Kaitlyn Oliva
Rev. Ed Horne of United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston and chair of the Celebration’s organizing committee welcomes audience.
 Audience in Westport Country Playhouse for Martin Luther King Day Celebration Jan. 15.
Harold Bailey, chair of TEAM (Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism) Westport and trustee of Westport Country Playhouse, addresses crowd of 350

 The Men's Community Gospel Choir of Norwalk, led by Greg Detroy, sang gospel and civil rights selections. Pictured is Greg Thornewell, with members of the choir.

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