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"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day Commmittee Announces Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration January 16-18, 2010"

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Washington, DC - The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Day Committee, Inc. will hold its Annual Dr. King Celebration in Washington, DC on January 16-18, 2010. This year’s theme, “At the Crossroads of Change: Owning Our Role in Fulfilling The Dream”. The celebration will honor the life, dream and vision of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The 3 day celebration will feature a Gospel Musical Concert, Youth Symposium, Interfaith “Prayer, Peace, & Praise” Service, MLK March to a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the African-American Civil War Memorial (Honoring the twenty five African American soldiers and sailors who were awarded the medal of honor for bravery and heroism during the Civil War) followed by the Annual Celebrity Celebration Performance at the Historic Lincoln Theatre.
(*Detailed schedule of events attached).

Local and national artists are also invited to share in the celebration, noted artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Winans, Kenny Latimore, Tony Terry, Melba Moore, Kym Whitley, Omarosa, Michael Colyar, Doug E. Fresh, Tony Woods, Chris Thomas and many others have participated in previous celebrations. Award winning recording artists will perform during the star studded celebration. This year the Dream Keeper's Awards will be presented for outstanding service in the areas of education, health care, housing advocacy and community service. For more than 19 years the committee has provided a free weekend of events and activities for thousands of residents from the metropolitan area to attend.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Day Committee, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in 1989, to educate and promote the National Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The committee also assists in providing scholarships to high school graduates. Students attend and participate in programs that provide them with leadership development and many other positive and productive programs that help enhance their lives.

FOR INFO OR SPONSORSHIP CALL: James Speight III @ 202-345-4006 or visit: www.mlk.1colony.com

PRESS CONTACT: Clarke & Associates, Priscilla Clarke (pclarkepr@aol.com) or Donnell Clarke (dsclarke@aol.com ) @ (202)723-2200

Schedule of Events The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Day Committee, Inc. Annual Weekend of Celebration Saturday, January 16th thru Monday, January 18, 2010

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2010
Youth Symposium
9:00am-2:00pm
Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School
2427 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave, Washington, DC 20020
Volunteer Hours available for participants


SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2010
*Annual Gospel Musical Concert (Free Admission)
Time: 3:30pm – 7:00pm
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church -- 215 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC
Rev. Terry D. Streeter, Host Pastor

MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2010
Interfaith "Prayer, Peace, & Praise" Service (Free Admission)
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Rev. A.C. Durant, Host Pastor
10th Street Baptist Church, 1000 "R" Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Immediately following the Inter-Faith Service, we encourage everyone to join us for a
Commemorative “Dr. King March” to the Wreath Laying Ceremony.

"MLK March & Wreath Laying Ceremony
African-American Civil War Memorial (Free Admission)
Hon. Frank Smith, Jr., Chairperson
(Special guest; Mass 54th regiment)
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Vermont Avenue & "U" Street, NW
Reception to follow.

Multi-Cultural Celebration Performance at the Historic Lincoln Theatre
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm Ticketed Event
1215 "U" Street NW, Washington, DC
Dr. King Student Scholarships and 2010 Dream Keepers Award Presentations
Hosts: TBD

Local & National Performers:
Harpist Rashida Jolley (America’s Got Talent) The Natural Soul Band
Beat Ya Feet Kings (America’s Best Dance Crew) Northwestern High School Choir
Joshua Wheeler – Michael Jackson rendition Trinidad & Tobago Band
JEWELS N abunDance Cardozo High School Jr. ROTC
Chris “Sista Souljah” Jackson Body Works Dance Troup
Monet Jackson



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