A Northern Virginia city is celebrating the start of 2020 by honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
Alexandria later this month will host a program titled “Dr. King’s 2020 Vision: The Beloved Community - The Fierce Urgency of Now.” Dr. Spencer Crew, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture’s interim director, will deliver the keynote address.
The free event is scheduled for Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Beth El Hebrew Congregation.
Alexandria’s Community Remembrance Project, which works to help examine and interpret the city’s lynching history, is sponsoring the event.
The event comes days before Martin Luther King Day, which this year is Jan. 20.