Rhodes, Cypress, and Springdale Students to Pay Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King on January 19

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Publication Date: 1/15/2009


Students of Rhodes College will join students from the college’s partner schools--Cypress and Springdale--to celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 19. Free and open to the public, the program begins at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center.

Springdale students Rodnesha Eubanks, James Wells, Adrianna Luckett, and Charlisa Jackson will read essays and poetry they have written about Dr. King. Four Cypress students--Tori Brockman, Tierrey Dunlap, Raaygan Parker, and Tierra Elam--will recite the poem “Standing Tall,” and twins Jeremy Wrenn and Aaron Wrenn will sing “Let Freedom Ring.”

Rhodes student Anthony Siracusa will give a reading. Also there will be participation from Rhodes’ Black Student Association.