Local Events Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Updated)

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Here is our list of local events to help honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday this month! Do you know of an event that should be added to this list? Please submit additions/updates for this free listing HERE.

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37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Event

Where: Online 

When: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 8am

Cost: Free. Register here.

Description: The Urban League of Hampton Roads is hosting the 37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Event on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at 8 AM. Join us online for our virtual event to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and recognize dedicated leaders in our community.

Since 1984, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Awards are presented to individuals or groups who exemplify service, demonstrate the values modeled by Dr. King, and make significant contributions to the community.

2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Virtual Ceremony (Norfolk)

Where: Online (click here)
When: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 10am
Cost: Free
Description:  Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 18th with a special virtual ceremony aired on COX channel Norfolk TV48, NorfolkTV YouTube channel, and Norfolk Facebook page. The in-person ceremony and march will not be held this year due to current COVID-19 restrictions. The virtual ceremony will include special messages from Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander and Vice Mayor Martin Thomas, Jr. and look back to the January 2020 celebration at the Attucks Theatre and wreath-laying ceremony. 
Please join as we revisit the moving keynote address delivered by humanitarian and civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Yvonne Y. Delk, and several special musical performances that included singer, songwriter, actress and Norfolk native, Ms. Jessie Wagner.

Songs for a Dreamer - January 2021 

Where: Online (click here)
When: Streaming online beginning January 18, 2021 
Cost: Free

Description: Presented in collaboration with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and HARMONY Project partner churches, the annual “Songs for a Dreamer” concert will be presented virtually this year, including welcoming remarks by Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander.  In addition to the traditional invocation, delivered by Pastor Robert Lee of Collinswood Agape Baptist Church, excerpts from inspiring speeches made by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be recited by Pastor Jerome Barber of Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Temple and Pastor Geoffrey Guns of Second Calvary Baptist Church.  A string quartet will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” with featured vocal soloist, Dr. Gregory Gardner of Norfolk State University; George Walker’s “Lyric for Strings”; the African American hymn, “He Looked Beyond My Faults”, and Adolphus Hailstork’s, “Adagio for Strings”. 
Soul to Soul Virtual Concert

Soul to Soul Virtual Concert

Where: Online

When: Content becomes available on January 18, 2021 at 4pm EST, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 7 days to finish watching. 

Cost: $12. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. Purchase tickets here.
Description: Soul to Soul is an electrifying virtual concert that will premier on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to celebrate the music and shared experiences of the African American and Jewish communities. This exhilarating and moving musical event, which was previously played annually to sold-out houses in New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, Boca Raton, Denver, Baltimore, Chattanooga, and internationally in Bucharest, Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg, will be showcased for the first time online. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $12. Featuring: Lisa Fishman Magda Fishman Elmore James Zalmen Mlotek Tony Perry Tatiana Wechsler. 

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