The Rochester Institute of Technology will host author, legal scholar and civil rights attorney Michelle Alexander at its annual “Expressions of King’s Legacy” celebration Thursday, Jan. 26, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at RIT’s Gordon Field House and Activities Center, the school stated.
Alexander, author of the 2010 book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” will also be joined by the Fisk Jubilee Singers during the keynote presentation, which is a renowned ensemble that dates back to 1871.
The band is based at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., and is dedicated to the tradition of singing spirituals.
The group will also perform Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Third Presbyterian Church,at 4 Meigs St.
All events for the 2017 Expressions of King’s Legacy program are free and open to the public; however, online registration is required for the event.
Visit for http://www.rit.edu/diversity/expressions-kings-legacy for additional information regarding the event.