by Una Voz Unida on 1/09/2015
“Martin Luther King Jr. was a social activist, who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.” Every year UVU honors MLK for his advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience.
The Declamation is an opportunity to recreate the historical March on Washington that took place on August 28th, 1963. By definition a Declamation is an oratory recitation of a classic speech. In this case, MLK’s “I have a Dream” speech. We want to recreate the event as much as possible. So we also included Asa Philip Randolph’s speech, the organizer of the March on Washington and John Lewis, who at that time was with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The March on Washington in 1963 was filled with speeches and music but most of all fellowship and hope.
Our 2015 event will be just as memorable as our first. Please share this link with the event flyer and get everyone involved. This is a awesome opportunity to teach our youth and not let the memory of our predecessors fade.