Lee To Host Ferguson For Black History Month

Friday, January 31, 2014

In honor of Black History Month, Lee University will host “Has the Dream Come True? Race Relations in the 21st Century.” The event, sponsored by Lee’s Residential Life and Housing, along with the Diversity Council and Student Leadership Council, will take place onFriday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Dixon Center.

 

Stephon Ferguson, a motivational speaker who presents the speeches of Dr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., will perform King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

 

Following the performance, Ferguson, along with members of Lee faculty, will share his thoughts concerning racial equality and encourage audience engagement.

 

“We hope that this evening will provide a meaningful experience and engaging conversation about King’s legacy and his philosophy of peace and unity,” said Tracey Carlson, director of Residential Life and Housing. “We look forward to celebrating Black History Month with Lee students and the Cleveland community.” 

 

Ferguson hails from Atlanta, Ga., and travels throughout the nation delivering the powerful words of King in an "uncanny" and "pitch perfect" performance. Ferguson is proud to reinvigorate King's dream by not only delivering his words but by educating people about his life, his philosophy and teachings. 

 

Admission is free and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served. 

 

For more information visit http://thedreamlives.com/.

 


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