Beaver Falls college honors MLK

January 4, 2013 by  

Geneva College, a small college in Beaver Falls, will celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by hosting ‘A Night of the Arts in Honor of Martin Luther King: The Man. The Vision. The Dream.’

This year’s event is the second time the school has held the celebration. It is organized by Geneva’s Multicultural Student Services office. According to Kathy Kinzer-Downs, the director of Multicultural Student Services, the purpose of the now annual celebration is to allow people to:

“…engage the life and works of Martin Luther King, Jr. in a variety of ways.”

A number of special guests will make an appearance during the evening. Miss Rutha Harris, a civil rights leader and singer, is scheduled to appear. Harris was put into prison four times between 1961 and 1962 for her involvement with the Albany Movement. She was jailed alongside Dr. King. Harris was also a member of the Original Freedom Singers. Throughout 1961, she traveled with the group, raising money for the The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. In addition to her work in the civil right movement, Harris appeared in the 1996 movie “The Preacher’s Wife,” and founded the The Albany Civil Rights Museum Freedom Singers in 1998.

Beaver Falls poster printing can be used to advertise the event and spread word. The celebration will take place on January 21, at 7:00 pm at the Geneva College student center. It is a free event open to everyone, including students of the college and residents of Beaver County.