The Office for Diversity and Inclusion diversified the annual Dr. King Celebration brunch and delighted the masses! This year was not the usual lecture with time for Q&A, it was a major departure from the typical program. The Singing Sensations Youth Choir of Baltimore, Maryland honored the legacy of Dr. King through music and song. This 56 member choir comprised of youth ranging in ages from 5-18, under the direction of Dr. Hollie Hood-Mincey, sang the roof off of Baker Center with harmonies and melodies that had the entire room up on their feet for the majority of the concert. The performance was electrifying, emotions were evident in eyes filled with wonder and joy over the sheer beauty of the performances. At one point I was able to witness two of our academic deans out on the dance floor grooving to the beat. Reverend Dr. King was after all a Baptist minister, he grew up in the church, Gospel music is testament to his legacy. This Dr. King holiday we did what Dr. King would have desired-we came together and celebrated as one united Bobcat family!
A special thanks to the leadership of:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Phi Chapter
Dr. Winsome Chunnu-Brayda
The MLK Jr., Celebration Planning Committee