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MLK March and Rally 2019
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by gathering at the Washington Community Center. Free food and hot beverages will be served. From 10 to 11 a.m. there will be speeches and rehearsal of songs and chants.
The march will begin at 11:15 a.m. and proceed to the DECC Auditorium, where a rally will begin at noon.
The 2019 MLK Rally keynote speaker is Minneapolis resident, singer-songwriter and Black Lives Matter activist Me’Lea Connelly. She is the founder of Blexit, a grassroots economic resistance organization and the director of the Association for Black Economic Power.
The Rally emcee is Tolu Ekisola, a local actress in her final semester at the University of Minnesota Duluth completing a BFA in Musical Theatre and Deaf Studies.
Performances from Deiondrea VanDassor and Joyce Biddle, the ARE Poets and Majur Attraktion will also take place along with the city of Duluth’s proclamation and installation of NAACP officers.
The 2019 Drum Major for Peace Award Recipients for youth, adult and organization categories will be announced at the Rally as well.