Closing Look: Civil Rights Lecture

Jewellynne Richardson of West Michigan Jewels of Africa speaks to a capacity audience in Dimnent Memorial Chapel during the group’s presentation of African culture as part of the college’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture on Jan. 21. Presented first in 1989, the annual event has grown across the decades into a large-scale celebration including not only a keynote address (this year by researcher, author and educator Dr. Joy DeGruy) but song, dance and more.