Letters from Anne and MartinURSULINE COLLEGE PRESENTS
Tues., Jan. 24, 2pm – 4pm
@ Ursuline College Daley Hall (2550 Lander Rd, Pepper Pike, OH 44124)

RSVP to veda.rawlings@ursuline.edu.

In observance of what would have been the 88th birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ursuline College will host “Letters from Anne and Martin,” a theatrical presentation by professional actors from New York’s Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. The performance features an actor playing Dr. King reading from his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and an actor playing Ms. Frank reading from “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.”

Dr. King and Ms. Frank were both born in 1929, they shared similar worldviews, and endured similar life experiences of bigotry and hatred, notes Fern Levy, educator, journalist, founder and director of the Anne Frank Moral Courage Project.

Levy and Dr. Julian Earls, retired head of NASA Glenn Research Center, will moderate a public discussion following the staged readings at Ursuline. The Cleveland Heights High School A Capella Choir will perform.

This free, public event is sponsored by the Ursuline College Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, which annually presents an event commemorating the life of Dr. King close to his Jan. 15 birth date. Also sponsoring the performance are the Anne Frank Moral Courage Project and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Financial support for this event came from Albert and Audrey Ratner, the Riverbend Fund and the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.