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2022 Celebration of the Lives and Legacies of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King

This virtual event will be live streamed on, and the City of Boston’s cable network.

In partnership with Boston University and the New England Conservatory, the City of Boston will present "A Celebration of the Lives and Legacies of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King" on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.  The event will be live streamed on both and Boston University website, as well as on the City of Boston’s cable network (Xfinity: channel 24, RCN: channel 13, and Fios: channel 962.) 

This year’s program features:       

  • Robert A. Brown, President Boston University
  • Brianna Bourne, Boston University Arts & Sciences ’22, Boston Latin Academy ‘20
  • Saida Grundy, Assistant Professor of Sociology, African American Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies at Boston University
  • Andrea Kalyn, President, New England Conservatory
  • Katherine Kennedy, Director, Boston University Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground
  • Jean Morrison, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Boston University
  • Jean-Luc Pierite, Tuncia-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana,
    President of the Board of The North American Indian Center of Boston
  • Kelsey Russell, Boston University Arts & Sciences ‘22
  • Tanisha Sullivan, President of the NAACP Boston Branch
  • Andrea Taylor, Senior Diversity Officer, Boston University
  • Michelle Wu, Mayor, City of Boston

The program also features musical selections performed by student ensembles and choirs from the New England Conservatory and the Boston University the Inner Strength Gospel Choir.

In previous years, leaders such as U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley, Beverly Morgan-Welch, Sonia Sanchez, Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine, Judy Richardson of Eyes on the Prize, and civil rights activist and filmmaker Topper Carew served as keynote speakers. Governor Deval Patrick, Chief Justice Roderick Ireland, Boston Poet Laureates Sam Cornish and Danielle Legros Georges, former Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief at Beth Israel Hospital Dr. Augustus White, and WGBH Radio host Eric Jackson are among those who have served as readers in previous years.

2022-01-17T14:00:00 - 2022-01-17T15:30:00
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