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2009 MLK Commemoration


AKOMA: Lifting Weary Voices, Raising Freedom's Song: Black Sacred Music as Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement. January 27, 2008, 8:00 pm Wadsworth Auditorium. Rochester’s African American Women’s Gospel Choir, whose West African Akan name means patience, endurance, consistency, and faithfulness. AKOMA’s vocal and spoken word ministry are rooted in the African American sacred song and oral traditions. READ MORE ...

Akoma choir

Keynote Address

A Lecture by Charles Cobb, Jr., field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the Mississippi Delta (1962) and Visiting Professor at Brown University. 

Friday, March 10, 2009, 7:00 pm
College Union Ballroom

Charles Cobb Jr. presentation poster

 Charles Cobb Jr. speaking


These events are sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Division of Student & Campus Life, Africana/ Black Studies, Office of Multicultural Programs, Volunteer Services, and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration Committee.

                      Are you interested in learning more about Charles Cobb Jr.? Follow his website