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Let Freedom Ring Ceremony Honors MLK’s Legacy, Thompson’s Spirit

John Thompson Jr., Georgetown University’s men’s basketball coach from 1972 through 1999, was known for his commitment to helping his students. He symbolized his investment in his players with a deflated basketball placed prominently on his desk that reminded players their lives were not measured solely by their performance on[Read More…]

by January 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Let Freedom Ring Celebration Honors MLK Legacy

Let Freedom Ring Celebration Honors MLK Legacy

Executive Director of the immigrant resource organization Central American Resource Center Abel Núñez received the John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award at the 15th annual “Let Freedom Ring Celebration” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Monday. The John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Concert Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Washington, D.C. Public Allies Executive Director Nakeisha Neal Jones (GRD ’02) received the annual 2016 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award at the 14th annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration on Monday evening at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The event, part of Georgetown University’s[Read More…]

by January 25, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Black Movement Dance Theatre is inspired by historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr. to create powerful themes and emotions.

Social Justice Inspires Dance Showcase

Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideas of individual and social truths are the inspiration for the Black Movements Dance Theatre’s upcoming show, entitled “Truth Be Told.” Encompassing themes of love, sadness, resistance and oppression, the BMDT dancers and collaborators tell the stories of personal and collective truths. “As dancers, as artists,[Read More…]

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The Let Freedom Ring Celebration Choir performed at the eponymous event at the Kennedy Center, sponsored by the university.

MLK Day Ceremony Honors George Jones

Bread for the City Director George Jones received the 2015 John Thompson Jr., Legacy of a Dream Award at the annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration on Monday evening at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The event featured performer Natalie Cole who was accompanied by the Let[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Naming the Fire that Defines Me

Naming the Fire that Defines Me

The first time I ever had to speak as the voice of my entire race, I was four. It was during a kindergarten lesson about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lucas, a fellow classmate and fashion victim of the classic ’90s DIY mushroom cut, however, was not down for the[Read More…]

by January 22, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Georgetown Dedicates Week to MLK

Georgetown Dedicates Week to MLK

In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights advocacy and the 1963 March on Washington, Georgetown will hold a week of events beginning Jan. 19 that will include film screenings, panels, and speeches from influential members of the Georgetown community. The MLK Week Planning Committee, a group comprised of Georgetown students,[Read More…]

by January 19, 2014 0 comments Campus News
O’BRIEN: For MLK and Ignatius, Dreams Ignite Change

O’BRIEN: For MLK and Ignatius, Dreams Ignite Change

Tomorrow the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. About a quarter million people — including members of the Georgetown community — congregated on the National Mall in 1963 for what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called “the greatest demonstration for freedom[Read More…]

by August 26, 2013 0 comments Opinion
March Inspires Reflection 50 Years Later

March Inspires Reflection 50 Years Later

As a senior, I find it a humbling coincidence that this historic 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom will occur tomorrow, on my last first day of classes. The connection between the motivation for the march and the values that craft the identity of our university, reinvigorated[Read More…]

by August 26, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Events Honor MLK’s Legacy

In a week of concerts, discussions and community service, the university honored Martin Luther King Jr. in its 10th annual celebration of his legacy. The weeklong event commemorating King’s academic, spiritual and political legacy began with Monday’s Let Freedom Ring! concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The concert included[Read More…]

by January 19, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News