MLK Day Events

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By 2WD

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 18 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 Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander and Vice Mayor Martin Thomas, Norfolk Councilman and look back to the January 2020 celebration at the Attucks Theatre and wreath-laying ceremony.

As part of this tribute, 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.

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”.

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