December 20, 2018– For 18 years the City of Duarte has commemorated the birthday of civil rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s annual Community Remembrance will occur on January 15, 2019 at the Duarte Performing Arts Center, located at 1401 Highland Avenue, Duarte CA 91010.
Two assemblies featuring guest speaker and King associate, Casper Glenn will be held at 8:50 and 10:05 am respectively. Glenn, a Duarte resident who worked closely with Dr. King, penned a letter to him just a few days after his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech. In the letter, Glenn writes, “Your address before the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday will go down in history as one of the greatest speeches of all time. It was not only what you said there, but also the spirit and fervor with which you spoke that stirred the hearts of millions across this country, and indeed around the world.” This letter has become a treasured archive of The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Duarte Dance, vocalist Lorene South and the Mayor’s Youth Council will also be featured as part of the event.
Sponsored by the City of Duarte, Duarte’s Promise: The Alliance for Youth (AmeriCorps) and the Duarte Unified School District, the event also features the winners of the annual Duarte Teen Center Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest. For more information on the 18thAnnual Community Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Community Remembrance event, contact Lupe Valerio at (626) 357-7931 ext. 260 or visit www.accessduarte.com.
( Event Flyer )