Martin Luther King Celebration to be Held Jan. 15 at Strathmore
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Tribute and Celebration will be held from 3:30–6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 at the Music Center at Strathmore.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will host this year’s tribute, which will celebrate Dr. King’s life through dramatic readings, music and dance performances. A visual arts display of students interpreting what their dreams are for the future will be presented.
This will be a special program because it’s the first time in many years the holiday falls on Dr. King’s actual birthday. The event will include a choral performance by the iconic Carlton Reese Memorial Unity Choir. The choir is the current embodiment of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights Choir, formed in 1959 at the direction of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth to offer music and inspiration at the mass meetings of the Birmingham civil rights movement and the 16th Street Baptist Church. Several original members remain active in the choir today.
This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available the day of the celebration only on Monday, Jan. 15 in the Music Center foyer beginning at 2:30 p.m. Seating is general admission and one ticket will be distributed per person. Seating will begin at 3 p.m. For more information, visit the Strathmore website or the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights website.
The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda.