MLK Fellowship Dinner: “Celebrating 25 Years of Keeping Dr. King’s Dream Alive”
Dec. 23, 2014
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Dinner on Jan. 25 will celebrate “25 years
of keeping Dr. King’s dream alive.” The annual dinner is co-sponsored by Illinois
Wesleyan University and the United Community Gospel Singers of Bloomington-Normal,
Ill. and will begin at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Center’s Young Main Lounge, 104 University
Featured speaker will be IWU Professor Emeritus Paul Bushnell. He was a teaching assistant
at Vanderbilt University in Nashville with the Rev. James Lawson among his students.
In 1960, Bushnell joined early lunch-counter sit-ins in the Nashville area and worked
directly with Lawson. In a recent Illinois Wesleyan Magazine profile, Bushnell was hailed for his 47 years leading students in a “richer, more complex
examination of American history.”
Rev. Frank L. McSwain, Senior Pastor at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, will also speak
at the dinner.
Tickets are $17 for adults and $8.50 for children under 12. Tickets are available online or at the Illinois Wesleyan Bookstore, Hansen Student Center, 300 Beecher St., or
by calling 309-556-3059. For tickets or to make arrangements for person with disabilities,
call Director of Government and Community Relations Carl Teichman at (309) 556-3429,
or President of the United Community Gospel Singers of Bloomington-Normal Barbara
Sims-Malone at (309) 706-6638. No tickets will be sold at the door.