A DAY OF SERVICE AND CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Monday, January 18, 2016 | 1:00PM
Great Hall | Faneuil Hall | Boston
Doors open at 12pm | Reception follows concert
FREE and open to the public
Concert and spoken word, presented by the Museum of African American History
Please join Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Museum’s Executive Director Marita Rivero, and keynote speaker Topper Carew — civil rights activist, filmmaker, and MIT scholar — for the city’s annual tribute to Dr. King.
Three distinguished leaders will evoke the power and the promise of the civil rights hero, and commemorate historical milestones: Dr. Pam Y. Eddinger, President, Bunker Hill Community College; Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO) alumna Alexandra Morgan-Welch, Business Analyst at Credit Suisse, New York; and Dr. Emmett G. Price III, Associate Professor of Music, Northeastern University.
Conductor Marta Zurad will lead student musicians from the BYSO’s Intensive Community Program in a moving array of classical music, spirituals, and freedom songs. The day’s festivities culminate with the traditional audience sing-a-long.
Be sure to visit the Museum of African American History on nearby Beacon Hill before the concert as admission is free to all on MLK Day; doors open at 10am.