Martin Luther King events.

Each year Martin Luther King Jr.  is celebrated here in Lake Worth with certain events that have now become tradition.  The first to lead off each year is the program by St. Andrews. A wonderful  production that ties history and their musical performance to this Federal Holiday.

L to R Ju Young Lee, Cello: Michael Parola, percussion, Dracyn Blount, Mikael Darmanie on piano.

L to R Ju Young Lee, Cello: Michael Parola, percussion, Dracyn Blount, Mikael Darmanie  piano.

The poetry of Langston Hughes was featured and performed by actor Dracyn Blount of New York.  Martin Luther King Jr. no stranger to the writings of Langston Hughes has similar strains within his famous “I have a Dream” speech.  ““Very few people are privileged to live life with all of their dreams realized and all of their hopes fulfilled” taken from” A Dream Deferred.” by Langston Hughes. The program ended with rowdy img_3370appreciation how else would you respond to the Black Bottom Stomp by Jelly Roll Morton. A light reception followed.  All were invited to partake.  I now have the honor of having been  kicked out of church. Enjoying the company of friends in the garden while appreciating the mural that  we took part in, we lingered way to long. img_3472Now tomorrow is a full day of Activities honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

7:30 a.m. Interfaith Breakfast at St. Andrews  Church (southE St. and 10th ave. south.  img_4423        4:30  Civil Rights Song Fest  at the steps of our City Hall, led by our own Mel and Vinnie       5:00P.M.  Candle Light March from City Hall to  Cultural Plaza  (bring candles)                           MLK Commemorative Program  rededication of the MLK Memorial Fountain located           on the  Cultural Plaza img_44736:15 – 8 p.m. MLK Fellowship Dinner St. Andrews Episcopal church  Lucerne & Palmway

Editors note:  All the days events a sponsored by the LW Interfaith Network, Kiwanis Club and LW MLK Committee as well as our City of Lake Worth.  for more info Retha Lowe at 586 7276 for volunteer opportunities.

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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