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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute

    A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    in Music, Poetry and Spoken Word


    Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    Outside the Out of Town News Kiosk. 
    (Snow or shine, free and open to the public)


    Harvard Square celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a tribute expressed in poetry, music and a reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s I have a Dream Speech.


    Original compositions will be performed by the World Percussion Ensemble from Somerville High directed by Marcus Santos.  The group will perform a series of Reggaeton, Samba and Hip Hop numbers that have been created for the event. The students performing with the group range in age from 15 to 18 years old.


    The reading of the I have a Dream Speech will be shared by Cambridge Police Officer Carl Pilgrim, accompanied by 4 students from Community Charter School of Cambridge (CCSC).  The students are Nepthalie Bernard, Steven Jenkins, Paige Mochi seniors and Jessica Romero, who is currently a junior at CCSC.


    Professor Ifeanyi A. Menkiti will also read a Poetic Tribute to Dr. King. Professor Menkiti, is a longtime Cantabrigian who has taught moral philosophy at Wellesley since 1973. He is also a poet and the owner of the Grolier Poetry Bookstore, the oldest “poetry only” bookstore in America, established in Harvard Square in 1927. 


    Please join us at 5:30 p.m. for music and a winter warming treat! JP Licks will graciously provide complimentary samples of their regular Hot Chocolate and award-winning El Diablo Hot Chocolate for all to enjoy.


     

    This Tribute is sponsored by the Harvard Square Business Association

    For more information about this event www.harvardsquare.com