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- • Trustees hold the line on tuition, approve funding for key initiatives
- • Scientists build a world in a grain of silicon
- • Wilson School expands Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative
- • Celebrating music’s inspirational power
- • A window onto Whitman College
- • Martin Kruskal, pre-eminent mathematician, dies at age 81
- • Former Congressman Leach joins Wilson School faculty
- • Spotlight, briefs
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Ceremony
Celebrating music’s inspirational power
Photos: Denise Applewhite
Princeton NJ — The University honored the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 15 in Richardson Auditorium with a celebration of the inspirational power of music.
The annual King Day ceremony featured a performance by acclaimed jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan, a 1981 Princeton graduate, and a keynote address by Princeton scholar Daphne Brooks, who traced music’s central role in African Americans’ struggle for equality from the days of slavery to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
A combined group representing the Trenton Children’s Chorus Covenant Singers and the Princeton Day School seventh- and eighth-grade choir also performed selections.
In addition, students from area schools were honored for their entries in an essay, poster and video contest focusing on music of the human rights movement. The theme for this year’s event was intended to reflect the important influence of music in the work of King, who often invoked musical terminology or employed song lyrics to emphasize key messages in his speeches.