Victory Stride Program

Victory Stride Program

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” ………………….…………Sam Dechenne, Trumpet

Welcome………..………..Associate Professor Roger House,  American Studies

Remarks……………………………………………………………President Lee Pelton

Emcee Carole Simpson….Senior Leader in Residence, Department of Journalism

Contemporary Gospel Song………….Rashad McPherson and Divine Purpose

Massachusetts and Civil Rights……Jonathan Miller, Civil Rights Division Chief, Attorney General’s Office

Our Civil Rights Milestones….…Dean Camille Nelson, Suffolk University Law School

“Keep Your Eyes on the Prize”…………….…………..Thea Hopkins, Folk Artist

Making Comic Sense of Civil Rights…………Jimmy Tingle, Political Humorist

“Georgia On My Mind”……………………………….……Sam Dechenne, Trumpet

Equal Employment Opportunity Still a Dream?……….Marlene Kim, Economics  Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston

“Remember”……………………………………………..  Professor Lyrical, RapArtist

Spoken Word Poem…………………………….……… Janae Johnson, Slam Poet

“The Ghost of Emmett Till”…………….………..………Thea Hopkins, Folk Artist

 How Masculinities Distribute Power………….…Professor Frank Rudy Cooper, Suffolk University Law School

 “Living a Lie”…………………….……….… Alexi Paraschos, Singer/Songwriter

 The League of Women Voters will register students in the lobby immediately following the program.

The Victory Stride program was held in the Semel Theater on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 11:45 am to 2 pm. The event drew over 200 students, faculty, administrators, and guests of the Emerson community.

Special appreciation to Professor Robert Colby and Distinguished Producing Director in Residence Bennie Sato Ambush, Department of Performing Arts, for invaluable guidance in producing the program. In addition, special appreciation to Ms. Tamela Ambush for designing materials to represent and publicize the event.