It’s time to celebrate and renew our commitment to one man’s dream of a better tomorrow where all people are judged by the content of their character.
The African American Library at the Gregory School is hosting a special exhibit “It Shall Be Done” featuring a selection of works from the collection that have rarely been shown. Represented will be important documents including a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. funeral program. On Thursday, January 15, the Library will present the film and dramatic interpretation “The Right to Dream”, telling the story of a young African American growing up in the segregated South during the 1950s and 1960s. The struggle and sacrifice for civil rights in America is explained through this compelling story. The film and live dramatic interpretation illuminates the issues of civil rights, leading audiences to understand how the fight against prejudice has shaped our history.
Many parades will also celebrate the life and work of Dr. King. The Black Heritage Society is hosting their 38th Annual “Original” Parade in downtown. And the MLK Parade Foundation has three parades lined up for Midtown – the 10th Annual Youth Parade on January 16, the 15th Annual MLK Battle of the Bands Competition on January 17, and the 22nd Annual MLK Grande Parade on January 18.