33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program

Keynote address presented by
Bishop Nelson J. Perez,
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.

The drumbeat for change continues as each generation fights for justice, peace, and righteousness.

Join Cleveland Public Library and the Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Dr. King’s fraternity) in commemorating King’s life and honoring his legacy of leadership in the struggle for civil rights through music, performance, and inspirational words. The event will feature performances by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s All-City Arts Drum Line and Jazz Band, as well as a song selection by Avril Dodson. A community reception follows the program.

Free and open to the public.

Monday, January 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Doors open at noon
Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch
1962 Stokes Blvd. 216-623-70188

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