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“Awake and in Motion”

January 12, 2018

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”- Martin Luther King Jr.

On Sunday January 14, Advancement Project will celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through song, theatrical performance and dance during our annual celebration at the Washington National Cathedral entitled, “Awake and in Motion: Celebrating 50 Years of Martin Luther King.” Program begins at 4 p.m. but don’t miss the prelude music at 3:45. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

The world commemorates the 89th anniversary of Dr. King’s birth this year and pays tribute the civil rights leader 50 years after his assassination.

In his final Sunday sermon, preached at Washington National Cathedral 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, preached on “Staying Awake Through a Great Revolution.” Through excerpts from Dr. King’s sermon, echoed in song, prayer, movement and dance, this year’s event urges the community at large to stay awake and in motion in service of the dream. Advancement Project Executive Director Judith Browne Dianis will be one of many to offer thoughts on the progress and challenges of the racial justice and civil rights Movement. This year’s event is sponsored by Advancement Project’s national office, Howard UniversityThe Episcopal Church and Washington National Cathedral.

The program features:

Music by Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel, and the Washington National Cathedral house band.

Contemporary dance and movement performances

Excerpts of Dr. King’s final Sunday sermon, preached at Washington National Cathedral on March 31, 1968.

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to RSVP here.