Monday, January 18, 2021, 2:30pm
Due to COVID restrictions, this year’s celebration will be held online.
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This year’s event will include:
- Jazz music from Central High School
- Video of past MLK award winners, community leaders and elected officials reading quotes from Dr. King.
- Virtual choir of singers making music remotely
- Participatory conversation on King’s question, “Where do we go from here?”
This program will also be available for streaming on Youtube and will be broadcast on Manchester public TV.
Engage from home
As you stay home and stay safe on Martin Luther King Day, the MLK Coalition offers these three opportunities in partnership with the Seacoast NAACP, Currier Museum and the NH Jewish Film Festival.
Observe MLK Day with our Partners
Our partner organizations also offer several ways to observe MLK Day through art, music, film and discussion while remaining at home. See the links below for details and registration links:
- Jan. 18, 9:00am: SNHOBU MLK Celebration
- Jan. 18, 10:00am: Keene MLK Breakfast event
- Jan. 18, 1:00pm: Currier Museum sponsors live virtual discussion about a powerful Civil Rights photograph by Bruce Davidson
- Jan. 18, 5:00pm: Jaffrey-Rindge MLK Celebration
- Jan. 18, 6:30pm: Seacoast NAACP’s “Set the House on Fire” Gospel Concert
- Jan. 19, 1:00pm NEA Roundtable Discussion Virtual Engagement
- Jan. 28-Feb 4: NH Jewish Film Festival sponsors two films on Civil Rights with online discussion
Read or listen to King’s “Where Do We Go From Here?” Speech
In 1967, King gave his “Where Do We Go From Here?” speech, which gives us our theme this year. You can read the full text of the speech online with this link. You can also listen to it on YouTube:
James McKim will again direct our choir, as he has done for the past two years at our in-person Celebrations. Because we are virtual this year, you can record your singing and he will compile it into a video for a full choir! Click here for details and to instructions!