Tri-C Hosts 41st Annual Dr. King Celebration on Jan. 14
Remembrance features performance by three-time Grammy winner Donnie McClurkin
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will host its 41st annual birthday observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square.
The remembrance will feature performances by three-time Grammy winner Donnie McClurkin, who will take the stage at 3:30 p.m., and the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra. There also will be scholarship presentations and student speeches honoring Dr. King.
The Tri-C celebration is the longest-running MLK event hosted in Cleveland. The tradition began in 1977, six years before the federal government designated a day to honor the slain civil rights leader.
“For more than four decades, the College has brought the community together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King,” Tri-C President Alex Johnson said. “His enduring dream of freedom and equality continues to serve as a guiding light for us all.”
An audience approaching 3,000 people is expected at Sunday’s program, which will fill the historic downtown theater. All available tickets for the observance have been distributed.
Russ Mitchell, lead anchor and managing editor of the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts at WKYC Channel 3, will serve as emcee of the event. The award-winning journalist was inducted into the Press Club of Cleveland Hall of Fame in November.
The Connor Palace is located at 1615 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland.
January 10, 2018
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