Convocation to honor Dr. Martin Luther King
LAKELAND, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2008) — Florida Southern College will hold a convocation to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 21 at 10:10 a.m. in Branscomb Auditorium.
The program will begin with video clips of King during his “I Have a Dream” speech and features a performance by the Kuumba Dancers and Drummers, an African folkdance and music company based in Tampa. The dancers share the history and culture of African dance, drumming and storytelling.
The Kuumba Dance company was founded in 1980 by Myron and Natalie Jackson and has provided audiences throughout Florida and as far away as Canada with their display of traditional African folkdance and music. Each dance Kuumba performs is from a different region of Africa and carries the entire constellation of that particular music, ceremony, art and dance.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist-affiliated college with a liberal arts core. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 46 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 13:1 student/faculty ratio; is a national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 26 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked in the Top 5 “Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South” by U.S. News & World Report and is included in The Princeton Review’s “366 Best Colleges” guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential impact on society. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.
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