Celebrating King

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In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, the Middlesex community took the day off from classes to consider the work of Dr. King.  In a morning assembly, history teacher Ken Whitlock spoke about his experience growing up as an African American male in a segregated Richmond, Virginia.  Mr. Whitlock joined the Middlesex faculty in 1986 and holds the Joseph S Clark ’19 Chair in History.  His fascinating talk is available here.  After Mr. Whitlock’s address, More Than Music performed their lively show, “At the Table with Dr. King.”  In the afternoon, More Than Music performers ran workshops such as Social Action through Music and the Arts, Choral Music from the American Civil Rights Movement, and Poetry: Performance in the Slam Culture.  The day was a fitting tribute to Dr. King and the many contributors to the Civil Rights Movement.

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