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King Holiday events scheduled in NJ and Philadelphia

Maya Hughes | 1/1/2015, 6 a.m.
We continue to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King on his birthday through various events and activities in ...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a transformative figure of the modern era. His speeches stirred the soul and sparked the conscience of a generation. The movement and marches he led created significant changes in the fabric of American life through his courage and selfless devotion. This devotion gave direction and momentum to years of civil rights activities. His charismatic leadership inspired men and women, young and old, of all races in this nation and around the world.

We continue to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King on his birthday through various events and activities in both New Jersey and Philadelphia.

New Jersey:

American Historical Theatre presents: Martin Luther King Jr., “A Man of Conscience”

American Historical Theatre will present Martin Luther King Jr., “A Man of Conscience” on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Logan Branch of Gloucester County Library System.

The public is invited to this admission-free event. Advance registration is appreciated. For more information or to register, call the Logan Library at 856-241-0202 or email coldt@gcls.org.

The program is sponsored by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dance Theater of Harlem: MLK Celebration

Date: Jan. 16

Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey

Time: 7:30 p.m.

New Jersey’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration pays tribute to the life and legacy of one of the 20th century’s most inspiring leaders. This year features a performance by the Dance Theater of Harlem, the legendary ballet company founded as an artistic means to turn despair into hope following the assassination of Dr. King. The Rev. Jerry M. Carter Jr., pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Morristown, will be the guest speaker. For more information, visit www.njpac.org.

MLK Celebration: Embodying the Dream

Date: Jan. 17

Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark,

Embodying the Dream: A Celebration of the Life and Message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a free community event for families. This event will covey the essence of Dr. King’s dream through performing arts workshop. For more information, visit www.njpac.org.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Event

Date: Jan. 18

Location: New Jersey State Museum (205 W. State St. Trenton, N.J.)

Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The New Jersey Department of State and the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission presents the MLK Commemorative Celebration.

The Commemorative Celebration brings together a diverse group of people to celebrate Dr. King’s life’s work and legacy. It also allows New Jerseyans an opportunity to recommit themselves to fulfilling Dr. King’s dreams in the 21st century.

The Commemorative Celebration continues to be the premier event in the State of New Jersey that honors Dr. King. “Behold” Sculpture. The Commission coordinates programming around “Behold”, the ten-foot, bonded-bronze sculpture. This event is free and open to the public. For tickets and/or more information visit: http://njmlk.eventbrite.com or call (609) 633-9627.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2015 at Sustainable Camden County