Celebrating the Life and the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Jan. 19th and 20th, Converse College will join with Americans throughout the country to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 19th, 7:00 p.m.; Daniel Recital Hall; No admission charge
Darryl Van Leer will present “From the Gallows to the Gavel.” During this production, Leer re-enacts well-know orations of Dr. King, Malcom X, and Frederick Douglass. The production has earned Leer two nominations for the National Association for Campus Activities Lecture Program of the Year Award.

Leer enjoys a successful and varied career in film and television as a featured performer. Most recently, he co-starred with John Amos in “First Time,” a Nickelodeon Movie of the Week. His film roles include “A League of Their Own,” “Steel Chariots,” and “Witness to an Execution.”

For more information, contact Andrea Creech at 596-9016 or Laura Jones at 596-9078.

Jan. 20th, 11:30 a.m.; Daniel Recital Hall; No admission charge
Dr. Wanda Hendricks, associate professor of history and graduate director of women’s studies at the University of South Carolina, will discuss the African American struggle for equality. Dr. Hendricks is the author of numerous articles and essays concerning civil rights. Her forthcoming manuscript is entitled “To Be a Colored Woman: The Life of Fannie Barrier Williams.”

Her appearance is sponsored by the Southern Association for Women Historians. For more information, contact Dr. Melissa Walker at 596-9104 or Laura Jones at 596-9078.

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