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Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration | Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 21st from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church.

Gloucester’s 3rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration is an afternoon of presentations about African-American History including Sandra Ronan, historian Stephanie Buck, live music by Alvin Foster and his band Soul Eclectic, award-winning filmmaker/journalist Clennon L. King on MLK’s Boston years, followed by audio of Martin Luther King, Jr. accompanied by a slide show. The audience is invited to ring the Paul Revere bell at the conclusion for freedom; a free community event presented by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation. Visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org for more information about this free community event.

Martin Luther King’s Day Celebration Schedule

2:00-2:15      Introduction: ‘Why Are We Here?| Sandra Ronan

2:15-2:45      ‘Shadowed Lives,’ Effects of Slavery on Cape Ann | Stephanie Buck

2:45-3:00      Break with Refreshments

3:00-3:45      Alvin Foster and his band Soul Eclectic, music that underpinned Black people’s courage to be happy and celebrate life, love, spirituality and growth in the face of racism

3:45-4:00      Break with Refreshments

4:00-5:00      Keynote Speaker: Clennon L. King, ‘MLK’S Boston Years’
The award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Clennon L. King will present a slideshow, focusing on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s movements in Boston and New England, from the fall of 1951 to the spring of 1954, to be followed by Q&A with the audience

5:00-5:15      Break with Refreshments

5:15-6:00      Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” accompanied by a slide show of period and present-day images by Monty Lewis

Conclusion   The audience is invited to join in ringing the Paul Revere Bell for freedom.



January 21
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Corner of Middle and Church Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation
(978) 821-5291