|Event||Martin Luther King, Jr. day celebration|
|Date||Sunday, January 20th, 2019|
|Venue||Bethany Baptist Church|
|Address||275 West Market Street|
|Location||Newark, NJ, United States|
|Venue Phone||(973) 623-8161|
Noted, life long social activist, Dr. Obery Hendricks, Jr. will deliver the keynote address at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. day celebration at Bethany Baptist Church, 275 West Market Street, Newark, NJ on January 20, 2019 at 2:30PM. Reverend Timothy L. Adkins-Jones is excited to welcome a “preacher-scholar of his caliber to our pulpit…No doubt that he will bring a poignant, powerful and prophetic message rooted in scholarship and the faith that will ignite our collective imaginations as we press forward with seeing King’s dream become reality.”
Dr. King spoke of the power of music, specifically, jazz, as integral to the struggle and survival of “American Negroes”, he said, “Jazz speaks for life.” Jazz and democracy are based on the same principles. World-renowned, trumpeter, bandleader, composer and the Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis, will read excerpts, of his choosing, from various King speeches.