Keep the dream alive on MLK-Day
Arlington County will continue its proud tradition of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 16 when young and old gather for the 42nd time since Dr. King’s death to celebrate his life, work, legacy, and the values he held dear: non violence, equality, justice and service.
The 42nd Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. features a keynote address from Rev. Walter E. Fauntroy, a local leader of the Civil Rights movement and former acquaintance of Dr. King who helped coordinate the March on Washington in 1963 and later became a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Rev. Fauntroy represented the people of the District of Columbia as a delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives for 19 years and served as pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, DC from 1959-2009.
Children will feature prominently at the 42nd Annual Tribute to Dr. King as The World World’s Children’s Choir honors King’s vision of peace and cross-cultural understanding with a musical performance and a reading from a famous King speech.
King devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice and opportunity for all. He challenged us to build a more perfect union and taught us that everyone has a role to play in making America what it ought to be. Dr. King’s teachings can continue to guide us in addressing our nation?s most pressing social needs today.
Each of us can contribute to strengthening our own communities by serving in Dr. King’s honor on the King Holiday and throughout the year. Please join us on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and follow his example of service and equality.
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What: Arlington County’s 42nd Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
When: Sunday, January 16, 2011, 7-9pm
Where: Thomas Jefferson Community Center Theater, 125 S Old Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22204 (703-228-5920) [map]
- Keynote speaker Rev. Walter E. Fauntroy
- Performances from the World Children?s Choir
- Readings from the 2011 Arlington Public Schools Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest