Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. around Connecticut

Connecticut

CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — Many individuals across Connecticut will be celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. this week.

Monday, Jan. 18:

Martin Luther King Jr. Mural in Manchester

The Town of Manchester Department of Leisure, Family and Recreation is partnering with CT Murals to support sponsored artist, Ben Keller’s vision for a Martin Luther King Jr. tribute mural, “Birthing of a Legacy.

The mural is planned to be completed by 3 p.m.

RELATED: Manchester pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. with a mural

MLK Celebration Goes Virtual at New Haven Museum

The New Haven Museum will offer storytelling and special dance performances as part of the Yale Peabody Museum’s 25th Annual “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice,” via Zoom from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free, register here.

Urban Hope Refuge Church in Hartford

“Dr. King sought equality in human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged, and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest,” one speaker said to a gathered crowd – socially-distanced in the pews – including Senator Richard Blumenthal.

This was the state’s 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

Greater Waterbury NAACP a Day of Service: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The public will be able to meet at Johnathan E. Reed School at 1:15 p.m.. At 1:30 p.m., people will march to the Martin Luther King Jr. Park for a gathering which includes a prayer, speeches, singing, and more.

Social distancing and face masks will be enforced.

For more information contact:

NAACP 1st Vice President “Elect” Dwayne Pittman Jr. – 203-695-6034 & NAACP 2ND Vice President “Elect” LaToya Ireland – 203-695-6034

City of New Britain to Host Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtually

The pre-recorded event will be aired on the City of New Britain Facebook page and on Nutmeg TV’s Public Access Channel (Xfinity Channels 5 & 1070; Frontier Channel 6060) at 11:00 a.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Car Parade in Simsbury

A celebration of historical proportions as a permanent memorial portraying experiences of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Connecticut unveiled.

The monument is the culmination of a decade of dedication by groups of students who researched Dr. King’s time in our state, created a documentary, raised $150,000 and designed a stunning outdoor memorial on the grounds of the Simsbury Free Library.

The public is asked to join the car parade at 2 p.m., rain or shine.

RELATED: High schoolers in Simsbury honor life of Dr. Martin Luther King with permanent memorial at library

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