Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration
Monday, January 21, 2019
Metcalf Hall, 2nd floor, George Sherman Union
The City of Boston and Boston University, in partnership with the Museum of African American History, featuring the music of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Intensive Community Program and Boston University’s Inner Strength Gospel Choir, are pleased to announce the Commemoration to honor the life and legacy of the University’s great alumnus, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This year’s keynote speaker is newly elected U.S. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, who serves the 7th District of Massachusetts.
In addition to Congresswoman Pressley, the event will feature a welcome from The Honorable Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor of the City of Boston.
Porsha Olayiwola, Poet Laureate of Boston, will open the event. L’Merchie Frazier will offer remarks on behalf of the Museum of African American History. Dr. Robert A. Brown, the President of Boston University, will offer closing remarks.
The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Intensive Community Program and Boston University Inner Strength Gospel Choir will provide several musical performances during the event.
This event will be ASL interpreted and CART will be provided. If you need accommodations, please email the Boston University Dean of Students office at email@example.com.
We encourage attendees to use public transportation. The George Sherman Union is on the Boston University Central stop on the B portion of the MBTA Green Line.
Media inquiries may be directed to Rachel Lapal, Assistant Vice President of Public Relations and Social Media, at 774-254-2506.
If you have a moment, read our essays and view our video reflections on how Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words and actions resonate today:
For more reflections, spend some time with BU Today: