City to Host 48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Virtual Celebration

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City to Host 48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Virtual Celebration

­­For Immediate Release: January 7, 2021

NOTE: This release has been updated to include that the event will be also broadcast on AlexTV (Comcast cable channel 70/1084).

The City of Alexandria will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a virtual community program premiering on Friday, January 15, at 7 p.m. The program, ”The Fierce Urgency of Building the Beloved Community," will be presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Planning Committee. The virtual program will premiere on the City’s website, social media and cable channels 70/1084.

This year’s celebration will feature opening remarks by Mayor Justin Wilson; a keynote address by former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder; entertainment by two-time Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Eric Roberson; music from the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church choirs; a poem by Alexandria Poet Laureate KaNikki Jakarta; and remarks by community activists and leaders.

Visit alexandriava.gov/BlackHistory to experience the virtual celebration or for more information about this year’s event. The event may also be viewed on City social media and AlexTV (Comcast cable channel 70/1084).

For inquiries from the news media only, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov or call 571.238.2443, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/119698.

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