Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch will be closed Tuesday, September 29 due to the Presidential debate.

32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program

Monday, January 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Doors Open to the Public at Noon

Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch • 1962 Stokes Boulevard • 216-623-7018

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braxtonKeynote address presented by
Sr. Pastor Shawn Braxton, New Life Cathedral

Keynote address presented by Sr. Pastor Shawn Braxton, New Life Cathedral The 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program keynote address will be delivered by Shawn Braxton the Senior Pastor of New Life Cathedral, the CEO of Braxton Educational and Technology Consulting, and the Executive Director of Instructional Technology for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. As the proud pastor of New Life Cathedral, he is responsible for taking the once vibrant First Presbyterian Church of East Cleveland that had closed its doors and with the assistance and support of the New Life Family, it is once again a beacon hope in East Cleveland, offering educational and fitness related services, nutrition programming, senior services and alcohol, and substance abuse services to over two thousand community members each month.

Drum Major for Change
I’d like somebody to mention that day that Martin Luther King, Jr. tried to give his life to serving others… If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things shall not matter.

–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Drum Major Instinct sermon
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Atlanta, Georgia
February 4, 1968