“Martin and Music”

Students remember Dr. King’s words

by Published: Mar 6, 2013

The Music of “Martin and Music”: Charles Holt sings during the Office of Multicultural Student Services’ “Martin and Music” event which concluded Black History Month. Photo By: Eric Trandel | Photographer

The Music of “Martin and Music”: Charles Holt sings dur­ing the Office of Multicultural Student Services’ “Martin and Music” event which con­cluded Black History Month. Photo By: Eric Trandel | Photographer

“Martin and Music” was pre­sented by the Office of Multicultural Student Services to wrap up Black History Month.

Gerald Rivers was the voice of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over the years, Rivers has com­mit­ted 20 of Dr. King’s speeches to mem­ory, which he per­formed to a small audi­ence in Williams Auditorium. With his boom­ing voice, crowd mem­bers instantly felt as though they were lis­ten­ing to the late Dr. King and his urgent mes­sage to “Stand up, do what you know is right, take action now!”

Soulful singing filled the audi­to­rium dur­ing breaks in the speech, com­pli­ment­ing the ideas of Dr. King’s words. Charles Holt was the man behind the music. Music was a vital part of Dr. King’s life and is why the two were paired together for a pow­er­ful performance.