Monday, January 16, 2017
Hundreds of residents gathered in the auditorium of Prospect Heights High School. It was time, and an especially poignant and relevant time, to celebrate the birthday of one of our greatest Americans: Dr. Martin Luther King.
The event was sponsored by the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission which was founded years ago by Congressman Major Owens.Today’s event was chaired by the Congressman’s son, the well-known and respected community activist and political leader, Chris Owens.
With moving performances by a choral group and dancers from a local Brooklyn Dance school, we were entertained and enthralled. The audience was greeted by local officials, including Congress member Yvette Clarke and Assembly member, Jo Anne Simon.
The main event was the award to Brooklyn public school students who competed in the annual essay contest. The students composed essays and poems that described the contributions of that great American who gave his life for equality and justice for all our people. We were impressed by the amazing talent that our public schools produce.
Brooklyn For Peace members were invited to set up a table and their Dr. King flyers, connecting his stand on the Vietnam war with deprivation, poverty and racism at home, were handed out and well-received by people. They also distributred free peace buttons.
It was a wonderful day. Please enjoy the photos that give a flavor to this memorable event.
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