Source: Sam Wildow | Daily Call
PIQUA — This video is comprised of clips of musical performances and dramatic readings from the Piqua YWCA’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration held on Jan. 16, 2017.
Brenda Cobbs-Allen performs “I Almost Let Go.”
Community members do a dramatic reading of the poem “Black and White,” written by Emily Cordes, sixth grader at St. Francis of Assisi. Cordes’ poem was an honorable mention in the Diversity Council’s 2016 MLK Poetry Contest.
Piqua Catholic School student Matthew Galbreath performs “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” This musical selection was dedicated in memory of Susan Reed, a longtime MLK Day participant and YWCA board member.
Following these performances, guest speaker Colleen Clemens McMurray gave her speech on “To Be Black: One Woman’s Journey in Ohio.” Coverage of McMurray’s captivating speech will follow soon.