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Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Sunday, January 14 2018
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

at the Westport Country Playhouse 

Keynote speaker Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is an assistant professor of African American History, focusing on racist and anti-racist ideas and movements. He is a frequent public speaker about the findings of his New York Times bestseller, Stamped from the Beginning and how they can fit into the national conversation surrounding movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and social justice. The celebration is co-sponsored by The Westport Library and Westport Country Playhouse in partnership with TEAM Westport and the Westport/Weston Interfaith Council. Seating is unreserved. Complimentary refreshments will be served in the Playhouse lobby after the presentation. Read more...


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Children’s Program

Monday, January 15, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 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 as a champion of human rights, justice and equality. Read more...


UB MLK Day of Service 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

at University of Bridgeport Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is an event hosted around the country to celebrate the life and mission of the great Peacemaker. University of Bridgeport's MLK Day of Service brings together hundreds of volunteers from all over the greater Bridgeport area to celebrate Dr. King's dream through serving our local community.  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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