MLK Activities In Your Area | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

MLK Activities In Your Area

Play associated audio

On this Martin Luther King, Junior Holiday there are concerts, service projects, and special events going on around the Metro area to honor the civil rights leader. If music is what you're looking for, hit the Kennedy Center for the "Let Freedom Ring" Memorial Concert”, featuring Grammy winning singer Patti Labelle. The show is free and starts at 6 p.m., but you'll need to get there early. Tickets will be given away at 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda is hosting a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Tribute and celebration with a concert featuring jazz and gospel groups.

At the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, the documentary, 'King: a Filmed Record: Montgomery to Memphis' will be shown at 10 a.m. Other films featuring the civil rights leader will be shown at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in the District starting at 11:30.

The National Park Service will also be laying a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. King gave his famous, "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 30

An artist plays with symbols in a series of paintings. Art sheds light on Palestine and its people in an upcoming festival.
NPR

Millennial Jews Do An About-Face, Start Keeping Kosher

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, nearly a fourth of millennial Jews are keeping kosher. That's almost twice the rate of their baby boomer parents.
NPR

Napolitano: ISIS Was One Of Many Similar Threats We Were Tracking

The former Homeland Security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks, and the frustrations and potential solutions to the immigration debate.
NPR

Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process while avoiding traditional screen-time pitfalls.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.