College, Community Students Dramatize King's Letters for MLK Convocation

Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letters from a Birmingham Jail" comes to life at the center of the community 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation. The drama, along with gospel music performances, takes place Monday, January 23, at 7 p.m. in the College's Goodrich Chapel.

Students from Albion College and Albion Public Schools worked together to create the original play based on King's "Letters," written in 1963. The presentation will include King's words along with the students' ideas of how King might react to the progress of the civil rights movement over the past half-century.

Along with the dramatic presentation, Albion College's Briton Singers, United Voices of Albion College, and the Praise Team of Grace Temple C.O.G.I.C. will all perform.

This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Albion NAACP and Albion College. For more information, contact Albion College's Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service at or 517/629-0368.