BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer
ST. PETERSBURG – The 2018 MLK Day of Service was kicked off with the fourth installment of the acclaimed production “Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song” at the Palladium Theater last Sunday.
This phenomenal production involves an array of community members as well as local, national and international artists who tell the stories of the songs that powered the Civil Rights Movement.
Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement is the brainchild of September Penn, director and scriptwriter. She was inspired to create the musical after serving as music director for the play “Passages of Martin Luther King,” written by Stanford University Professor Dr. Clayborn Carson, who was commissioned by Coretta Scott King to edit the King Papers.