MLK Day 2017
Author, professor, and political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry was the keynote speaker at Phillips Academy's 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. During her presentation, "Centering Black Girls and Women: Stories, Myths, and Movements," Harris-Perry talked about the roots of the Civil Rights movement, Beyonce’s Lemonade as political allegory and the lack of current black women leaders. In addition to Harris-Perry's presentation, the PA Gospel Choir and Chorus joined together to perform twice and remarks were heard from Linda Carter Griffith, assistant head of school for equity and inclusion, and LaShawn Springer, director of community and multicultural development (CAMD). The day continued with a series of student-organized workshops, performances and activities centered around diversity, inclusion and social equality. (Photos by Gil Talbot)Read More
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