Martin Luther King celebration
author, youth choir and students
The community is invited to come together on Monday, Jan. 16 to remember
and celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The gathering will
take place at Manchester College – the site of Dr. King’s final campus
speech on Feb. 1, 1968, two months before he was assassinated.
The event will keynote author and pastor Dr. JoAnne Terrell of the
Chicago Theological Seminary, who will speak about “Keeping the Dream
Alive.” Also, the 15-member Community Ministry youth choir “Future” of
Fort Wayne will perform.
The celebration begins at 7 p.m. in Wampler Auditorium on the North
Terrell, an associate professor of ethics and theology at Chicago
Theological Seminary, is author of the book Power in the Blood: The
Cross in the African-American Experience. She is assistant pastor of
the Greater Walters African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Chicago.
The Jan. 16 event also will include presentations and artwork by
Manchester College students, drumming, and voices from other generations
as those gathered envision new possibilities, said Assistant Campus
Pastor Sonia Smith, a coordinator of the event.
The national Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration day is the third
Monday in January, marking the civil rights leader’s Jan. 15, 1929
Manchester is a Church of the Brethren college with 1,104 students from
30 countries and 25 states. For more about the College, visit