Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission’s Annual Celebration to be Broadcast on Capitol TV Monday Night at 7 PM


STATE HOUSE – The Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission’s annual celebration of the life, and death, of the great civil rights leader will be broadcast on Capitol Television on Monday, January 18 at 7 p.m. featuring pre-taped segments from Rhode Island dignitaries explaining what the legacy of Dr. King means to them.

The commission and celebration are chaired by Rep. Raymond A. Hull (D-Dist. 6, Providence, North Providence).

Normally, the celebration would be held in person, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s celebration will be held virtually.

House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick) and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) will be joined by other legislative leaders, the state’s general officers, members of Rhode Island’s federal delegation and other dignitaries in offering video messages of how the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has touched their lives.

There will also be a musical performance by RPM Voices Choir and the annual presentation of awards to members of the community and for the event’s annual essay contest open to middle and high school students in the state.

The celebration will be televised on Capitol Television, which can be seen on Cox on Channels 15 and 61, in high definition on Cox Channel 1061, on Full Channel on Channel 15 and on Channel 34 by Verizon subscribers. It will also be live-streamed at www.rilegislature.gov/CapTV.

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