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Area events to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luher King Jr.

1/17/2020, 6 a.m.
The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the “Drum Major for Justice,” will be celebrated across the Metro Richmond ...

Monday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. Richmond’s Mass Meeting, Sixth Baptist Church, 400 S. Addison St., sponsored by Living the Dream Inc., formerly Community Learning Week. Presentation of “Harriet Tubman,” a one-woman show by Charmaine C. White. Information: Rev. Ricardo L. Brown, (804) 355-1044.

Monday, Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m. “The Legacy Continues,” the 34th annual celebration sponsored by the Henrico County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Association, Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave. Keynote speaker: Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon L. Taylor. Details: (804) 218-0549.

Monday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. Volunteer opportunities with the Library of Virginia, the East End Cemetery or Soles for Souls. Information: Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or (804) 692-3792.

Monday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MLK Family Day, featuring activities such as dance, music and crafts that help children ages 2 to 12 understand the meaning of the Civil Rights Movement. University of Richmond, Modlin Center for theArts. Information: www.commonground.richmond.edu/programs/mlk.

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Monday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. “A New Day Has Come: What Are We Learning About Our Past?” Wilton Center Multifaith Room, 126 UR Drive, University of Richmond. Presenters will share their recently released findings about a burial ground on the UR campus and the history of the land where the university now sits. Information: www.commonground. richmond.edu/programs/mlk

Monday, Jan. 20, 3:30 to 5 p.m. UR Camp Concert Hall, All-Campus Commemoration Ceremony, featuring student and community performances. Information: www.commonground.richmond.edu/programs/mlk.

Monday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m. 18th Annual Martin Luther King Drum Major Awards Program and Reception, sponsored by Boaz & Ruth, Urban Financial Services Coalition and Fifth Street Baptist Church, at the church, 2800 Third

Ave. Keynote speaker: Sen. Jennifer L. McClellan. Program will honor people and organizations in the community, and will award the first Eugene Mason Lifetime Achievement Award named for the late Richmond School Board and City Council member who died in August. Details and registration: www. eventbrite.com or (804) 329-4900.

Monday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m. Annual Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at VCU. Vigil starts at The Depot on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus, 814 W. Broad St., a tribute to Dr. King with music by VCU’s Black Awakening Choir and lighting of candles. Information: Elyjah Foster at fostereo@mymail.vcu.edu.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, noon to 1 p.m. VCU Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, 907 Floyd Ave., Suite 215, “Dispelling the Myths: ‘Hidden Figures.’ ” View the film starring Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, the Hamp- ton Roads mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and other space missions. Free and open to the public. Information: www.mlkday.vcu.edu/event-schedule.

Friday, Jan. 24, 1 to 2:15 p.m. Women of Color Discussion Group: Women in the Movement. VCU Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, 907 Floyd Ave., Suite 215. Free and open to the public. Information: www.mlkday.vcu.edu/event-schedule.

Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Saving Black Men, Empowering Black Families Symposium,” Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center, Virginia Union University, sponsored by Living the Dream Inc., formerly Community Learning Week. Information: Rev. Ricardo L. Brown, (804) 355-1044.

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