Annual MLK celebration to be held virtually

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The 28th Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Lewisville High School will take place virtually this year.

The nonpolitical, interfaith event will highlight Dr. King’s ideals: elimination of all forms of prejudice, equality of races and gender, sustainable development and international peace, according to a news release. It is scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 18 with the theme of “A Beloved Community: Justice for All” and will be accessible here.

Author and lecturer Tracy Brown, a recognized expert on diversity and inclusion, will deliver the keynote address. Recognition and winners of art, essay and photo contests for 4th-12th-grade students who will receive cash prizes ranging from $25 to $250, plus video presentations by Lewisville High School dancers and students will take place.

Residents may visit the MCL Grand at 100 North Charles St. in Lewisville from Jan. 23 – Feb. 20 to view a display of the art winners’ work. Admission will be free.

Any donations made will help honor the memory and legacy of Dr. King by funding a Dr. King Service Award in Honor of Vernell Gregg scholarship for a graduating LISD senior. A former LISD teacher, former LISD Board of Trustees member and chairman-emeritus of the 2019 MLK Day Organizing committee, Vernell Gregg was instrumental in the inception of the MLK Day celebration.

For more information, call 972-410-3682 or visit www.MLKofNorthTexas.org.

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