Edison To Mark Martin Luther King Day

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Photo credit: Marion S. Trikosko)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Photo credit: Marion S. Trikosko)

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

This dynamic one-woman performance celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. in storytelling. TAHIRA pays tribute to freedom fighters who risked their personal freedom to bring about social justice for African Americans.

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 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and African American History Museum, exhibiting over 200 pieces of 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 “Pioneers in African-American Politics” 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.19, beginning at 1 p.m.

Light refreshments will be offered.

For more information, contact the Edison Recreation Department at 1-732-248-7309 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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