Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at King Towers Community Center (NYCHA) 1/21/2013 from Harlem Heritage Tours on Vimeo.

It was a pleasure once again to participate in the Annual Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the King Towers Community Center within the King Towers Housing Development, this years theme: “Community Pride through Civic Engagement, 50 Years and the Dream Lives on” The celebration consisted of over 14 mini performances, mostly by local youth from New York City housing developments (NYCHA). Performances consisted of song, dance and poetry interspersed with multimedia effects provided by Harlem Heritage Tours. The room was filled to capacity with local residents basking in the glow of the legacy of Dr. King.

Much time was spent recognizing that this August 2013 marks the 50th year since Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. A few of the elders in the room were present at the “March On Washington” in 1963 and spoke passionately to the youth about that momentous day. Great way to start Black History Month 2013.

We at Harlem Heritage Tours have been participating in this event for the past three years and will continue to do so as long as people continue to DREAM.

Special thanks to Mrs. Ruby Kitchen & Leona Shoemaker and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Towers Resident Council and the staff at the King Towers Community Center (NYCHA) for all your hard work.

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