Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in western Massachusetts

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People across western Massachusetts will honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. today.

The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice, will hold their annual  celebration in Northampton today. The Afro-Am Hertiage Walking Tour is cancelled due to the weatherm but celebrations will continue at 1 p.m. at Edwards Church. All workshops are free and open to the public. 

Greenfield Community College will celebrate King’s legacy, by offering activities for children from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. following a live performance by GCC Chorus and a community meal.

In the Words of Dr. King” presented by Martin Luther King Jr Family Services, Community Music School of Springfield, D.R.E.A.M. Studio and Springfield College at the MassMutual Center, starting at 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

22News Reporter Ciara Speller will be the emcee event.

The event will be available to watch live below from the Community Music School:


Dr. King will also be celebrated around the country today.

An annual commemorative service will kick off at Ebenezer Baptist Church near the King Center in Atlanta. The national tourist attraction draws nearly a million people a year to remember the civil rights leader.

One of the attractions at the King Center includes the eternal flame, which symbolizes Dr. King’s vision for world peace and justice for all. The King Center encourages the world to engage in volunteer service, as a tribute to his work and life.

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