UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State's University Libraries will host four events, incorporating film, the arts and a featured speaker, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King during Penn State's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at the University Park campus.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 16) two events in Pattee Library and Paterno Library will include a 1994 documentary film and a choral concert, followed by a featured speaker on Jan. 18:
- Hourly presentations of “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Historical Perspective” will be shown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. The DVD recording, acquired by the University Libraries as part of its collection, will be added to its catalog for future visitor availability.
- Also, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in Franklin Atrium, 106 Pattee Library, visitors can enjoy musical selections from Penn State’s Essence of Joy. Now in its 26th year, Essence of Joy is a choral ensemble in the Penn State School of Music that performs sacred and secular music from the African and African-American traditions under the direction of Professor of Music and Music Education Anthony Leach.