The Memorial Foundation will host a virtual Candlelight Vigil and Wreath-laying Ceremony on the National Mall to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program will feature the renowned choir of Morgan State University and an intimate conversation with Rev. Jesse Jackson and journalist Roland Martin on Dr. King’s legacy.
“As we commemorate the April 4th death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we must not forget his beliefs on unity and non-violence. His tenets of Democracy, Justice, Hope, and Love are just as relevant today as they were more than 53 years ago,” said Harry E. Johnson, Sr. President of The Memorial Foundation.
The recent horrific gun violence in both Boulder and Atlanta, coupled with the recurring instances of physical attacks on members of the Asian community, is the reason The Memorial Foundation continues its efforts of promoting peace and unity today. Progress has been made but there is still much work to be done.
During the program, leaders will lay a wreath down at the Stone of Hope. The online event will also feature a conversation between Rev. Jesse Jackson, journalist Roland Martin, and The Memorial Foundation President, Harry E. Johnson, Sr. The acclaimed Morgan State University Choir will perform a few selections.