You will not want to miss a very special event taking place this coming Friday in Marion on the campus of IWU.
The Office of Multicultural Enrichment and Employee Development, The Multicultural Enrichment Council and The MLK Planning Committee have planned a community-wide celebration to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, January 12, 2018.
The Blind Boys of Alabama will be the featured guests at our student chapel (10 a.m.) and during the MLK Celebration Concert, “Living the Dream” at 7:00 p.m. in the Phillippe Performing Arts Center.
The Blind Boys of Alabama are hailed as “gospel titans” by Rolling Stone and praised by the Washington Post for their “soul-stirring harmonies” and “range of cross-genre collaborations”. Rising to fame in the segregated south, group member Jimmy Carter reveals their goal has always been to “get out there and sing gospel music”.
Recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music, The Blind Boys of Alabama have a 70-year recording career marked by 5 GRAMMY Awards (plus one for Lifetime Achievement), collaborations with greats such as Stevie Wonder, Prince, Lou Reed and Peter Gabriel, as well as television appearances and performances on some of the world’s most renowned stages. Indiana Wesleyan University is honored to have The Blind Boys join our community as we celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
For tickets to this free concert, visit www.indwes.edu/events/mlk
We look forward to seeing you at our 2018 MLK Celebration!