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Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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.