Women of Courage

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

January 15, 2007 marked the first Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration since the death of Coretta Scott King. In honor of Mrs. King and the other women who played influential roles in the Civil Rights Movement, Cedarville University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day chapel focused on the theme “Women of Courage.”

Cedarville students gave dramatic readings of the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, who, as First Lady, was instrumental in bringing the fight for Civil Rights to the national stage; Rosa Parks, who is often called the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” and Mrs. King, who was considered the First Lady of the Movement and fought tirelessly to keep her late husband’s dream alive. A student also gave several dramatic readings of Dr. King’s speeches.

The program was directed by Derrick Green, assistant professor of communication arts and assistant director of forensics.