Annual King Holiday Observance celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Madison - Jan 18

Event Dates: 
01/18/21

Mon Jan 18, 6 - 7 pm 36th Annual King Holiday Observance celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Madison.  Online this year, sponsored by The King Coalition of Madison and Dane County.

The 2021 King Holiday Observance will feature Eddie S. GlaudeJr., author of "Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own,” a book with "elements of biography, criticism and memoir" in regards to the late writer and activist, according to a New York Times book review. Glaude is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, according to the King Coalition's news release. He writes columns for Time Magazine and is a contributor on MSNBC programs, among other media appearances. The event will include the presenting of the Madison-Dane County Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian award by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. Angela Fitzgerald, host of "Wisconsin Life" on Wisconsin Public Television, will host the observance, while musician Leotha Stanley will lead an online version of the MLK Community Choir.

More information and instructions on how to attend will be posted on the King Coalition's website.http://mlkingcoalition.org/