List of local events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
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In commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, the Bay State will be hosting several local events on Wednesday, August 28, which all are invited to attend.
BOSTON NAACP: The Boston NAACP sent a group of local youths to Washington to participate in weekend events. A number of the kids who went down are part of the Boston NAACP Pipeline to Leadership Program. Several of the kids had grandparents who participated in the march in 1963 and they were able to re-enact their legacy. The kids returned Monday and the Boston NAACP will have a number of them set for us to talk to on Wednesday about their experience.
Contact: Dana Supreme Richardson
11am/Boston NAACP, 330 MLK Blvd., Roxbury (P):617-427-9494
MEMORIAL MARCH for PEACE: A coalition of faith based organizations will hold a prayer vigil, peace march and interfaith gathering in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The interfaith gathering will feature Rev. Kim Odom as one of the speakers
Contact: United Church of Christ Massachusetts Conference, 1 Badger Rd., Framingham, MA (P):508-875-5233
1pm/Prayer Vigil at the Garden of Peace, 100 Cambridge St., Boston, MA
2pm/March for Peace from the Garden of Peace to Newton Center
7pm/Interfaith Gathering for Justice and Peace, First Baptist Church in Newton, 848 Beacon St., Newton Center, MA
OLD SOUTH MEETING HOUSE BELLS: The bells at the Old South Meeting House will ring to commemorate the march.
230pm/310 Washington St., Boston,MA (P):617-482-6439
BU MIDNIGHT: Dean Kenneth Elmore will host an event to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the event. About 1,000 students who are at Boston University now prior to classes starting are asked to attend this very informal event where the students will be asked to reflect on an important anniversary.
Midnight/Marsh Plaza, Boston University, Boston, MA
BU SPEECH READ: About 1,000 students are on campus now participating in service projects. After each project is completed all students are asked to return to Marsh Plaza where they will be broken into groups. Each group will be given a portion of Dr. Kings "I Have A Dream" speech and asked to recite it publicly.
430p/Marsh Plaza, Boston University, Boston, MA
BOSTON "I HAVE A DREAM" CONCERT: The Boston Landmarks Orchestra will host a concert to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the event. Richard Bailey, who put together the first ever official American Sign Language interpretation of the "I Have A Dream Speech", is expected to perform. Gov Patrick is also scheduled to recite the "Lincoln Portrait" at the end of the event.
7pm/Hatch Shell, The Esplanade