City plans Martin Luther King celebration

Martin Luther King delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.

The City of Evanston will host the “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration and Unity" at noon on Saturday, Jan. 13,  at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.

The celebration will focus on the Civil Rights Movement and the young people who are continuing the struggle today.

The keynote speaker is ETHS grad and Northwestern University student Nolan Robinson.

King Arts student Ca'ron Walker will give a spoken word presentation.

Other speakers scheduled to appear include Mayor Stephen Hagerty, Alderman Robin Rue Simmons and former Mayor Lorraine H. Morton.

The Evanston Children's Choir and Faith Temple Children's Choir will perform, and refreshments will be served after the program courtesy of Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. Admission is free.

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