BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Dinner will be held
at Illinois Wesleyan University at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 as a part of the events
for the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Gospel Festival. The dinner will be
served in the Young Main Lounge of the Memorial Center (104 University St., Bloomington).
Tickets are available for purchase until Jan. 23 through the Illinois Wesleyan University
Bookstore in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington). The cost of
tickets for adults is $16 and $8 for children under the age of 12.
To purchase tickets call: the University Bookstore at (309) 556-3059, Carl Teichman
at (309) 556-3429, or Rev. James Sims at (309) 828-4602.
The event, which is co-sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan and the United Community Gospel
Singers of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, will feature guest speaker Barry Scott, who
is recognized by followers as an authority on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King,
Scott has worked as an actor, writer, producer, director, motivational speaker and
voice over artist. He wrote and starred in the play "Ain't Got Long to Stay Here"
as a tribute to Dr. King and is also the founder and producing artistic director of
the American Negro Playwright Theatre at Tennessee State University. Scott has performed
Dr. King's speeches across the country, in venues including the Beacon Theater in
New York, the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, the Seattle Children's Theatre and the National
Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.
For additional information about the festival, or to make arrangements for persons
with disabilities requiring any auxiliary aids, services, or special arrangements,
contact Teichman, director of government and community relations at (309) 556-3429
or President of the United Community Gospel Singers of Bloomington/Normal, the Rev.
James Sims at (309) 828-4602.