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Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Culver City

 

January 16, 2020

Culver City will remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr this weekend on what would have been his 91st birthday.

Entitled Remembering King the event begins on Monday, January 20 at 4 pm with a breathtaking performance from Actor, Gerald C. Rivers as he reenacts a Dr. King speech at City Hall’s main gates. Followed by a candlelight ceremony to honor Dr. King lead by the Culver City Inter Faith Alliance.

Mr. Rivers has dedicated his life’s work to keeping alive the spirit and inspiration of the late great Dr. King through his awe-inspiring rendition

His biggest vocal success has come from being the voice of the late great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Gerald has earned accolades performing, speaking and touring all over the country and abroad as this resonating voice from the past. Almost thirty years as the same character and dozens of King speeches fully committed to memory has garnered him recognition from the King family, the King Center, NAACP, SCLC, National Baptist Convention and he has been a part of the National holiday celebrations in Atlanta, DC, Oakland, Boston, LA and Bermuda.

City Hall is located at 9770 Culver Blvd. Street and underground parking are available.

The following Saturday, January 25 will present WOMEN IN THE MOVEMENT Soul Sister a musical – biography about two legendary artists Patti Henley and Brenda Lee Eager who not only had amazing musical careers but did important work in the civil rights movement.

This event will be held from 1-3pm at the Culver City Senior Citizens Center located at 4095 Overland Avenue.

The event is organized and presented by the City of Culver City and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Celebration Committee.

 

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