Edison To Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

EDISON – Edison will present Rochel Garner Coleman in “Shadow Ball – The Legend of Cool Papa Bell”, to commemorate the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to celebrate the upcoming African-American History Month.

This dynamic one-man performance pays homage to the men who played Negro League Baseball and paints a picture of America’s suffering during the Great Depression.  Rochel plays Cool Papa Bell, one of the League’s most famous players.


Also highlighting the afternoon’s celebration will be a performance by the Mt. Zion Church Youth Choir lending their voices to the day.

A special attraction will be the traveling Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.and African American History Museum, exhibiting over 200 pieces of King memorabilia.  The African American History Exhibit features artists and athletes, famous African Americans and history from slavery to the civil rights movement.

Posters depicting “Memorable Moments in African American Sports History” created by Edison school children will be judged and displayed.

All are invited and encouraged to participate in this day of observance and commemoration and celebration.  This free event will be held at the Minnie B. Veal Community Center, 1070 Grove  Avenue, Edison, on Saturday, Jan. 15, beginning at 1 p.m.

Light refreshments will be offered.

For more information,  contact the Edison Recreation Department at 1-732-248-7310 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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