Experiential Learning

‘An Interview with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’ Featuring Rev. Stephon Ferguson on Oct. 5

The MCC Center for Experiential Learning, in partnership with Rev. Stephon Ferguson, has designed a unique 45-minute program, “An Interview with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” for students in grades 9-12 on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. in downtown Muskegon.

The presentation, which takes place at the Frauenthal Center, 425 W. Western Ave., in Muskegon, is free and busing reimbursement is available. The event is supported entirely by donations. To donate, please contact Amy Swope, MCC Foundation Director, at amy.swope@muskegoncc.edu or by calling (231) 777-0571.

To register online for the event, visit www.muskegonisd.org/development.

Rev. Ferguson, who has performed worldwide as Dr. King, will portray the civil rights leader during an interview by MCC History Instructor George Maniates. Rev. Ferguson will lead a narrated talk with visuals outlining the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program will feature a collage of Dr. King’s most memorable accomplishments and messages including:

  • Determined to Be Free – A speech excerpt emphasizing that no matter what obstacles came their way, people must stand up and let the world know they were determined to be free
  • How Long, Not Long – An excerpt from a speech delivered at the end of the march from Selma to Montgomery
  • We Shall Overcome – King’s encouragement to continue to work hard in the struggle and the fight will be won
  • I Have a Dream – The entire speech

‘An Evening with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’ on Oct. 5 in Downtown Muskegon

Rev. Stephon FergusonRev. Stephon Ferguson, who has captivated audiences of all ages worldwide, will breathe life into the words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his uplifting and inspirational performance on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Frauenthal Center, 425 W. Western Ave., in downtown Muskegon.

Ferguson has raised eyebrows, brought chills and tears, and aroused the conscious of people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds by delivering dead-on, pitch perfect renditions of Dr. King’s speeches and sermons. His mission is to share his gift with the world to help continue the legacy of Dr. King by  not only performing King’s words, but more importantly, educating people about his philosophy of love, nonviolence, peace and unity to help bring about positive change.

Sponsored by Muskegon Community College’s Center for Experiential Learning, the event is free and open to the general public. Donations are being accepted to help with expenses of bringing this inspirational speaker to Muskegon. Secure online donations can be made on the Foundation for Muskegon Community College website at http://www.muskegoncc.edu/foundation-for-mcc/ or by calling (231) 777-0571.

Musical entertainment is provided by Brandon Davis and the Victory in Praise Choir.

For more information about the event, call the MCC Social Sciences Department at (231) 777-0380.

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