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Brookline Celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Preacher, Activist, Nobel Prize Winner

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Join together to honor the values and life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as the community of Brookline marks the 60th anniversary of Dr. King receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize for Peace.

The event will commence at 03:09 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2024, at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in town.

The inspiring program features:

  • Video of Dr. King’s 1964 Nobel Acceptance Speech;
  • “Different Ships, Same Boat,’’ a soul-stirring tribute by performance artist Regie Gibson and the Guy Mendilow Ensemble;
  • Boston University Professor of Religion Margarita Guillory with reflections on the power and the glory of Dr. King;
  • Brookline Poet Laureate Jennifer Barber reads a selected poem that complements the program.

The event is free but tickets are required and are obtainable here.

The full program of the event (PDF) could be downloaded by visiting here.

This event is presented by: Town of Brookline MLK Celebration Committee.

This Event is Sponsored by: 

ASL interpretation services will be provided. For language access and reasonable accommodations, contact Caitlin Starr at cstarr@brooklinema.gov or at 617-730-2345.

For more information about this event, please contact Rob Daves at 617-285-1113 or robdaves@rcn.com.