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City of Alexandria to Honor MLK Life and Legacy with Virtual Program, January 14

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – The City of Alexandria today announced that it will honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a virtual program on January 14 at 7 p.m. The program will air on the city’s website, social media, and cable channels 70 and 1084.

“It Starts With Me: Changing Priorities to Build Beloved Community” will be presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Planning Committee.

Intended to honor the life and legacy of the minister and civil rights leader, the event will include remarks from Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson as well as retired City Manager Mark Jinks. A special musical performance by the Alexandria High School Orchestra is planned.

Former Councilor Del Pepper will also make a presentation.

King was born on January 15, 1929. During his 39 years of life, he fought to give black people the right to vote, made the desegregation of public places a top priority, and led the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. In 1963, he gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington. A year later, King received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee on the evening of April 4, 1968.

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