press release: midland center for the arts and alpha kappa alpha present “dr. king: in his own words” | 2/25/2018, 3/11/2018, 3/25/2018

Feb. 13, 2018

Midland Center for the Arts and the Mu Alpha Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority come together to present three afternoons featuring Dr. Martin Luther King’s most famous speeches and letters. Dr. King: In His Own Words events take place Feb. 25, Mar. 11 and Mar. 25 at 3 p.m. Each presentation will be followed by a moderated question-and-answer opportunity. Admission is free and all take place in the Lecture Room of Midland Center for the Arts.

I Have a Dream with guest speaker Dr. Betty Jones of Midland on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m.

 The Letter from Birmingham Jail with guest speakers Smallwood Holoman and Elbert Hunter on Mar. 11 at 3 p.m.

 I Have Been on the Mountaintop audio recording on Mar. 25 at 3 p.m.

 Dr. King: In His Own Words complements The Windows on the World Series’ presentation of L.A. Theatre Works: The Mountaintop on Apr. 8 at 3 p.m. at Midland Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $15 plus fees and are available at, at the Center Ticket Office, or by calling 800-523-7649.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, was founded in 1908 at Howard University in Washington, DC, as a college-based sorority, and incorporated in 1913 in Washington, DC. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-trained women. The sorority is a globally-impactful organization of over 300,000 college-trained members focusing on service in the areas of education, health, the family, economic empowerment, the arts, and leadership development.

Over the past 40 years, the chapter’s philanthropy and servant leadership has impacted the lives of young and mature in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Scholarship and enrichment programs have enhanced the lives of countless young people (2,000 backpacks, science and music camps, Girls on the Run®, ASCEND), as well as support of all area women’s crisis centers (Midland, Bay, Saginaw, Isabella), health promotion campaigns (Alzheimer’s, asthma, heart disease), playground enhancements (FunZone, Bay Area Women’s Shelter, hurricane relief) and support for the arts (American Girl Fashion Show®, African art displays, jazz series), to name a few.

Janice Wallace will serve as president of Mu Alpha Omega Chapter for 2018-2019 under the theme “Launching New Dimensions of Service.”