Dramatic Performance Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at UNCW Jan. 31

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Ron Dortch, a notable arts educator and performer, will help commemorate the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a creative theatrical performance at the University of North Carolina Wilmington at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Morton Hall Room 100.

Dortch will present a dramatic, musical, multimedia tribute to King, one of the most instrumental leaders of the Civil Rights movement. Through his performance, Dortch will attempt to capture the spirit of the times and depict the journey of King's life from the beginning of his leadership to the events of his death. The production will include excerpts from some of King's most influential speeches.

Ron Dortch is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. He is a skilled performer stage, television and film experience who has taught theatre at McCrary University in Uganda, Africa.

The performance is sponsored by the UNCW Upperman African American Cultural Center. The Upperman Center was established in 1995 to support UNCW's commitment to diversity and inclusion and to offer "powerful academic experiences" through education, support and advocacy.

Media Contacts:
Joy Davis, Marketing and Communications, 910.916.8603 or davisjc@uncw.edu