Singers learn the soulfulness of gospel music at diversity forum

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This year’s Presidential Forum on Diversity focused on the art and soulfulness of gospel music.


Singers from diverse backgrounds among the campus community and general public participated in an interfaith gospel workshop. Under the musical direction of Rev. Shaun Whitehead of St. Lawrence University and Lyndon Walters of the College’s Heavenly Voices gospel choir, participants learned different spirituals and songs in less than 24 hours and then performed in Memorial Chapel.

Previous speakers in the Presidential Forum on Diversity series have included poet Maya Angelou, journalist Soledad O'Brien, law professor Lani Guinier, Broadway star Anthony Rapp, actress Marlee Matlin and activist Morris Dees.