Martin Luther King Day Celebration
Monday, January 16th, 2017, 1:30pm
Admission is free with voluntary donations. The afternoon event on January 16th runs from 1:30-5:30pm.
It will feature multiple presentations:
- Mary Ellen Lepionka on the Cape Ann Algonquian’s first encounter with Samuel de Champlain who named Gloucester ‘Le Beauport’
- Lise Breen with a history of early African-Americans and slavery in Gloucester
- Gloucester Writers Center Fish Tales presenting first-hand stories by Cape Ann residents about their experience of fear, discrimination, assimilation and cultural diversity
- Mayor Sefatia Romeo-Theken with a summation
- Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream Speech’ on our big screen in collaboration with Cape Ann Community Cinema.
- Tolling of our Paul Revere bell for freedom.
This event has been cancelled. Due to Covid-19, this concert and all the others in our 2020 Music on Meetinghouse Green Series are cancelled. We hope that you and your families remain safe and well during this challenging time. Please check our website for information about upcoming programming and look for our regular email communications with news and updates.