Montgomery County’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute: “His and Their Own Words: Reflecting Our Past While Forecasting the Future” will take place at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 18, streamed live on cable TV and streaming channels.
This year’s event will include remarks and greetings from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Tom Hucker and introductory program remarks by Director of Human Rights James Stowe. Montgomery County Council members will recite brief excerpts from Dr. King’s speeches written in HIS own words as four students share personal letters addressed to “Dear Martin” in THEIR own words. New this year, is an interactive segment that will allow the viewing audience to create MLK-inspired art in real time, while enjoying uplifting thought-provoking performances by Chelsey Green, Dem Raider Boyz, Akhmedova Ballet Academy and many more!
As a finale, world-renowned jazz musician and Montgomery County’s own, Marcus Johnson will end with a special performance created especially for the 2021 celebration.
MCPS students can earn 1 SSL hour by attending the virtual livestream event and submitting thoughtful responses to a Google form after the event.
Directions for MCPS students:
Register for the livestream event at https://mlkmocotribute2021.eventbrite.com Watch for day of reminder email with the direct link to the event and instructions on how to participate in the live interactive part of the show. After the event, submit thoughtful responses to the SSL Google form at https://bit.ly/2021MLKTributeSSL by 5 p.m. on January 19, 2021
Monday, January 18 at 5:00pmVirtual Event