Former Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton is one of the featured speakers at a special celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to begin at noon on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center.

A program of music, dance, and excerpts from the civil rights leader’s speeches will include performances by the Evanston Children’s Choir, Ajoite Drum & Percussion, the Glass Family Drummers, Christ Temple Praise Dancers, and blues guitarist David Dupont.

In addition to the former mayor, speakers will include Fifth Ward Alderman Dolores Holmes, Rev. Kenneth Cherry, Byron Wilson, and Paul Wilson.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. The Center is located at 1655 Foster St.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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