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Snapshots from MLK Convocation Jan. 16

SHREVEPORT, LA— Centenary College celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day through song, dance and inspirational words. See full news release on the MLK convocation.

Schwab and Rev. Jones
Centenary President Kenneth L. Schwab shakes hands with the Rev. Timothy Jones, a 1992 Centenary graduate who is the senior pastor at Peaceful Rest Baptist Church in Shreveport. Rev. Jones led the opening and closing prayers for the convocation.


Jonathan Ferrell
Jonathan Ferrell, Class of '05, sang "Lift Every Voice and Sing," a song often referred to as the black national anthem.


Darrius Hills
Senior Darrius Hills of Alexandria, La., shared his reflections on Dr. King and the relevance of his message even in today's society.


Unity Liturgical Dancers
The Unity Liturgical Dancers performed to the gospel song, "Stand."


Unity Liturgical Dancers
One of the Unity Liturgical Dancers gives an expressive interpretation of the song.


Chris Lavan
Senior Chris Lavan of Lake Charles, La., introduces guest speaker Shawn Wilson.


Shawn Wilson
Keynote speaker Shawn Wilson, who is a New Orleans native and leader in state government, delivered an address titled, "Awaken from the Nightmare, and Live the Dream."


President Schwab
President Schwab gives closing remarks and thanks the program participants.

Photos by: Kelsey Johnson, Office of Public Relations

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