January Virtual Events Held By National Underground Railroad Freedom Center:
King Legacy Youth Summit -- Sunday, 1/17/21 3-4:30 pm EST
This virtual summit is an opportunity for youth in our local community and across the country to come together to be inspired and motivated by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Young leaders from high school to university level will host conversations about the current state of America, how youth see themselves in this country and what they’re doing to create change. The summit will include oral presentations, a question and answer segment, and entertainment performed by local youth.
Click HERE to register. Event is free.
King Legacy Celebration -- Monday, 1/18/21 9 am EST
The 2021 King Legacy Celebration theme is Justice Moving Forward. Racial tensions have escalated in the midst of a pandemic, revealing the unfinished work in achieving justice and inclusive freedom. The King Legacy Celebration will feature a keynote from news personality and Tulsa, Oklahoma native DeMarco Morgan. Tulsa was the site of one of the nation’s worst incidents of racial violence when, in 1921, mobs killed dozens of Black residents and destroyed more than 35 square blocks of Black homes and businesses. Morgan will provide a distinct perspective on the continued struggle for justice a century after the Tulsa massacre.
Registration Required, tickets available for purchase