5 Reasons Why You Should Not Miss the MLK Jr. Commemoration

There are many things you won’t want to miss at the 36th annual Johns Hopkins Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Friday, Jan. 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus. The choir will begin performing at around 11:30 a.m. Here are 5:

  1. Eight of your colleagues will be honored with the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award for making a difference in the community. Read their stories.
  2. Civil rights icon Minnijean Brown Trickey will speak about her experience as one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American teenagers who in 1957 desegregated a public high school in Arkansas. Read The Hub to learn more about her impact.
  3. Paul Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Ronald R. Peterson, president emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Health System, and Redonda Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, will deliver remarks about Dr. King's legacy and the theme, What Are You Doing For Others?
  4. The Rev. Sandy Johnson, a longtime member of the Unified Voices choir and Johns Hopkins Hospital employee, will receive a special recognition posthumously. Find out the other reasons why you should attend or view this special event.
  5. This program is one of the most rewarding you will attend, with gospel music by Unified Voices, a choir of Johns Hopkins employees and local community residents that is directed by Dr. Gregory Branch, a school of medicine instructor and director of the Baltimore County Health and Human Services Department.

For posters, info on how to view the commemoration online and other details, visit intranet.insidehopkinsmedicine.org/mlk

Minnijean Brown Trickey

Minnijean Brown Trickey is a civil rights and social justice advocate.

2017 MLK Jr. Community Service Award recipients.

2017 MLK Jr. Community Service Award recipients.

Little Rock Nine

Members of the Little Rock Nine are pictured, with Minnijean Brown is on the front row, second from the left.Courtesy National Archives

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