Edison To Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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EDISON – Mayor Antonia Ricigliano, the Edison Council and the Edison Recreation Department will present actress Linda Humes in a tribute to commemorate the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to celebrate the upcoming African-American History Month.

All are invited to this free event at the Minnie B. Veal Community Center, 1070 Grove Avenue, Edison, on Saturday, Jan. 14, beginning at 1 p.m.

A dynamic one-woman performance will celebrate the legacy and times of Martin Luther King, Jr. in story and song. Humes pays tribute to this giant in American history and his powerful message of peace and justice for all.

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

A special attraction will be the traveling MLK and African American History Museum, exhibiting over 200 pieces of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorabilia celebrating the life and times of Dr. King. 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 Musical History” created by Edison school children will be judged and displayed.

Light refreshments will be offered.

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

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