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A Day of Celebration in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The City of Boston, the Museum of African American History, and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras continues the tradition of paying tribute to the life, legacy, and influence of Dr. King.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, in partnership with the Museum of African American History, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Boston University, will present, "A Day of Celebration in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Metcalf Hall on the second floor of George Sherman Union at Boston University located at 775 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. It is fitting that this year’s tribute is being generously held at Boston University since Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. earned his Ph.D. in systematic theology there in 1955.

This event celebrates Dr. King, the man, the minister, and the humanitarian. Young BYSO musicians' outstanding performances of classical music, spirituals and freedom songs are complemented by the words of Dr. King as spoken by three distinguished community leaders, and culminated with a keynote address by Beverly Morgan-Welch, the Associate Director of External Affairs for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.