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WVNCC to Honor MLK Day

Posted 01/10/14

GREGORY GIBSON KENNEYMartin Luther King Day will be commemorated this month at the Wheeling campus of West Virginia Northern Community College with a special performance by a Pittsburgh actor portraying the civil rights leader.

Gregory Gibson Kenney will present his one-man show, “I Had a Dream: A Conversation with a Friend,” at noon Thursday, Jan. 23, at the B&O Building auditorium on the Wheeling campus, 1704 Market St.

This free event will be a special Lunch & Learn Session during which a light lunch will be served. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the program is open to the public. However, all those wishing to attend, including students and the public, should RSVP to Ida Williams, student activities program coordinator, at 304-214-8917 or by e-mail at prior to noon on Wednesday, Jan 22.

The program has been made possible by a grant through the Diversity for Equity program of the Higher Education Policy Commission and the Community and Technical College System in West Virginia.

Kenney operates Educate Us Productions. A professionally trained actor, Kenney studied at the Pittsburgh Playhouse in association with Point Park College. He has performed in numerous feature films, theatrical productions and commercials.

In 1998 Kenney was awarded the YWCA Racial Justice Award. He serves on the Education Advisory Board of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During the performance, Dr. King shares his speeches and how he wants to be remembered. Kenney portrays both Dr. King and the narrator during a chance meeting at the Lincoln Memorial.