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Martin Luther King Jr.: Celebrate

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The 2017 MLK Celebration

Sunday, January 15 at 3 pm
Westport Country Playhouse

Come to the 11th annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, featuring live music, food, children's activities, and a keynote address by Tricia Rose, Director of the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America at Brown University. Admission is free & open to the public. Read more...


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Children’s Program

Monday, January 16, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Westport Historical Society will host children, ages 6 to 11, for a fun-filled day of activities relating to Martin Luther King Jr.   Nicole Carpenter, Education Director, will facilitate activities that celebrate the legacy of Dr. King. He was a champion of human rights, justice and equality. Read more...


Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2017

Monday, January 16 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Discovery Museum and Planetarium for special activities to commemorate and celebrate dreams taking flight.
Activities include story time with dream catcher make and takes, holiday Planetarium show schedule, African American Heritage Celebration posters throughout Museum, I Have A Dream speech video showing in Energize CT Theater and more. Read more...




Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. After three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a predominantly white senior class, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951.  Continue Reading...


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