LHU to host MLK Day celebration

PHOTO PROVIDED This photo provided by Lock Haven University shows imagery related to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

LOCK HAVEN — Key Arts Productions, a dynamic performance ensemble specializing in innovative live multimedia productions, will perform at Lock Haven University’s MLK Day celebration at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Price Performance Center.

The group will present “Young Leaders of The Civil Rights Movement: The Story of a Student Led Movement Inspires Today’s Efforts for Social Change.”

The performance will feature a live, multimedia ensemble presenting the daring young people led in teaching freedom and equality during the movement. The program follows the young people involved who provided a dynamic pulse for justice. Student activism became the norm at universities around the country during the 1960s. What was an isolated act of civil disobedience in the Greensboro lunch counter sit-in, soon evolved into a student-led movement which led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In this insightful multimedia program, viewers revisit the origins of the Civil Rights movement, learn about how students, and other youngsters, banded together for change, and are reminded that the movement is not just a part of history, but a part of present-day political reality. The program includes rousing musical performance of songs that inspired the movement, along with integrated video projection, and thoughtful commentary.

For more information on Lock Haven University’s MLK Day Celebration, please contact Jamie Penn, (jks109@LHUP.edu) or Dawn Gill (dms1008@lhup.edu).