Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Target® in partnership with the Museum of African American History (MAAH) and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) present Boston’s 11th annual “A Day of Service and Celebration in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” on Monday, January 21 at 1 p.m. in Faneuil Hall. The event is free and open to the public and will include a moving selection of classical music, spirituals and freedom songs performed by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Intensive Community Program, conducted by Marta Zurad.
This year’s keynote speaker is Ernest G. Green, Member of the Little Rock Nine and Consultant. In addition to the keynote speaker, a distinguished roster of leaders will read from Dr. King’s Emancipation Proclamation Centennial address. This roster includes Marvin Gilmore, Military Leader; Reverend Doctor Gloria White Hammond, Humanitarian Leader; and Regie Gibson, Oratory Leader.
The fifty-seventh Presidential Inauguration ceremony is taking place Monday, January 21st, so we will also be screening the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony from 11:00 – 12:30 p.m in the same location at Faneuil Hall right before “A Day of Service and Celebration in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” We look forward to seeing you this Monday!