Faculty and Staff Honor MLK with Song

January 21, 2011

Three members of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business faculty and staff participated in Georgetown University's ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. “Let Freedom Ring” celebration as members of the Freedom Ring Celebration Choir.

Left to right are Rebecca Heino, teaching professor of management; LaDedra Drummond, dean’s office administrator; and Emma Thompson, faculty assistant.

The choir sang Acha Uhuru Utawale – Swahili for “Let Freedom Ring,” a song commissioned by and composed by the choir’s music director, the Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. A second commissioned work, O Freedom, Williams wrote with award-winning spoken word poet Messiah Ramkisssoon.

 

The evening’s highlights also included performances by Grammy Award winner Patti LaBelle and the presentation of the John Thompson, Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award to Rev. Joseph E. Lowery.