34th Annual Madison-Dane County King Holiday Observance
Mon, Jan 21
Capitol Theater: Free
Ages 6 and up
Freedom sing-in at 5 PM. Program begins 6 PM.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition will host the 34th Annual Madison-Dane County King Holiday Observance on Monday, January 21. There will be a Freedom Sing-In from 5 PM to 5:45 PM in the Rotunda. The program will begin at 6 PM in the Capitol Theater.
The event will feature keynote Cheryl Brown Henderson. Ms. Brown Henderson is one of the three daughters of the late Reverend Oliver L. Brown who filed suit on behalf of their children against the local Board of Education. Their case became known as the landmark decision; Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. Cheryl has gone on to a distinguished career as a civil rights and educational opportunity activist. She has been invited to the White House on several occasions, and in 2004 she introduced then President Bush at the grand opening of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas.
The program will also feature the MLK Community Choir and presentation of the MLK Humanitarian Award by County Executive Joe Parisi and Mayor Paul Soglin. There is no cost to attend, and tickets are not needed.