"Knowledge is Power" Martin Luther King Holiday Event
Theatrical production, music performance and lecture in honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 16, 2012
from 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm
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A theatrical production, choral music, a keynote talk by a New York playwright-director and recognition of the Louisville Free Public Library’s Western Branch are on tap for a free, public program at 1 p.m. in the Playhouse. The venue is part of Freedom Park, which honors the history of civil rights in Louisville. It sits on Cardinal Boulevard between Second and Third streets.
Here are the highlights:
- Larry Owsley, vice president for business affairs, will present a service award to the Louisville Free Public Library’s Western Branch, the first U.S. public library for and staffed by African Americans. Longtime UofL staff member Jim Runyon, who died last year, also will be honored posthumously.
- Keynote address by playwright-director Talvin Wilks, who recently directed the Washington, D.C. production of “Anne & Emmett,” a play about an imagined conversation between the youths Anne Frank and Emmett Till
- A “Knowledge is Power” performance by UofL’s African American Theatre Program
- Music by the Black Diamond Choir
The Office of Business Affairs and the African American Theatre Program, a part of the university's theatre arts department, sponsor the program. Parking is free in lots adjacent to the School of Music and College of Business.