Thursday, January 12, 2017

Celebrate MLK Day, Monday, January 16

"The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright days of justice emerge. And that is something that I must say to my people who stand on the worn threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from
the cup of bitterness and hatred." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is hard to ignore that words of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. when so much of what he said 54 years ago is still relevant today. Not just for racial equality but for all challenges faced by Americans today; terrorism, gender equality, socioeconomic status, to name a few. As we continue to overcome these obstacles and fight for justice, may we do so in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the wise words he shared in 1963.

Boston will celebrate MLK Day on Monday, January 16 with events at Faneuil Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts. If you are able to attend, we recommended you do so!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

The Museum of African American History and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras will be joined at Faneuil Hall by Mayor Marty Walsh for the city’s annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Expect readings of King’s words by local politicians and community leaders, music from the BYSO, and a powerful audience sing-along to conclude the celebration. This is a free event that is open to all ages.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open House at the MFA

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is offering free admission in honor of the pioneering Civil Rights leader. Along with the MFA’s usual artistic wonders, visitors are encouraged to check out the Community Arts Initiative Partner Spotlight, featuring artworks commemorating King’s legacy created by students, and all-day performances from groups like the Boston City Singers. This event is open to all ages.

Don't miss out on these community events honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy. Devour the details and celebrate our city's unity as we continue to endure these trying times together. Wishing you a Happy MLK Day!

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