Melrose to Celebrate MLK Day With Potluck Dinner, Family Program
The city of Melrose will be hosting the 18th annual Martin Luther King Day Potluck Dinner and Family Program on Monday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Melrose.
The city of Melrose will be hosting the 18th annual Martin Luther King Day Potluck Dinner and Family Program on Monday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Melrose, according to the city's Human Rights Commission's website.
The city will be "celebrating the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th Anniversary of his monumental 'I Have a Dream' speech," reads the site.
If you plan to attend the free dinner, the event committee asks that you bring a main dish or dessert to serve 4-6 people with ingredients noted on an index card, according to the site.
The potluck dinner is slated for 5 p.m.
The family program, which includes Judge Martin’s remarks and a short music performance, will kick off at 6 p.m., according to the site. Activities for young children will be offered during the keynote, the site reads.
The event will feature The Honorable Gordon A. Martin, Jr., according to the site.
"Judge Martin will discuss his experience in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, as chronicled in his book, 'Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote.'" reads the site. "Fifty years ago, Judge Martin was a 27-year-old attorney for the United States Justice Department assigned to investigate widespread voting rights violations in Mississippi. His investigation led to the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965."