A Tribute to the Dream

Stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff filled the Curry Stu­dent Center Ball­room for “A Tribute to the Dream,” a spe­cial event hon­oring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with musical and art per­for­mances and a con­ver­sa­tion with civil rights pio­neer Bob Moses.  The event was part of 50 Years For­ward, a year­long com­mem­o­ra­tion of the 50th anniver­sary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Photos by Brooks Canaday and Mariah Tauger.

  • Anjimile Chithambo, AMD'16, performed an acoustic version of "Wake Me Up" by artist Avicii. Behind her the projection of a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. being created in unison by sand animation artist Charlene Lanzel.

  • Sand animation artist Charlene Lanzel at work during her performance.

  • Robert Jose, associate dean for cultural, residential and spiritual life, welcomed guests.

  • A student watched a multimedia presentation on the civil rights movement.

  • Bob Moses, a pioneer in the civil rights movement and founder of the Algebra Project, addresses the audience.

  • Bob Moses was interviewed by WCVB-TV journalist Pam Cross.

  • Kwesi Abakah, E'17, a member of the men's basketball team, performed "Feeling Good" with a cappella group Distilled Harmony.

  • Ralph Martin, senior vice president and general counsel, spoke to the audience.

  • Members of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School Choir performed "This Little Light of Mine" at the end of the event.

  • Bob Moses signed a copy of his book for Dr. Richard O'Bryant, director of the John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute.

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