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Events Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King in March & April 2018

Published: Mar 5, 2018

Dauphin County announces a series of FREE special events in March & April to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Rev. King's assassination.

Harrisburg, PA (March 5, 2018) - Dauphin County and supporting sponsors have announced a series of special events in Pennsylvania's Hershey & Harrisburg Region to to honor the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in March and April 2018.

The events will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the American civil rights leader's death at the age of 39 on April 4, 1968.

Dr. King was assassinated on the second-floor balcony outside Room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.

All events are coordinated by a volunteer committee that is co-chaired by Dauphin County Commissioner Jeff Haste and Gloria Martin-Roberts.


A Taste of Culture

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Midtown Arts Center (HMAC)

1110 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA.

MLK Anniversary Event: Taste of Culture 2018

From Civil War to Civil Rights: The Journey Toward Freedom

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

5:30pm - Reception / 6:30pm - Lecture

Presented by Dr. William S. Pretzer

The National Civil War Museum (NCWM)

1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA.

FREE Admission / Limited Seating / Reservations Required.

RSVP to Ruby at RDoub@DauphinInc.org

MLK Anniversary - Presentation at NCWM 2018

Voices of F.E.W.

You can't silence the voices of equality.

A theatrical one-woman performance that chronicles the life of Frances Ellen Watkins-Harper.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Doors Open - 6:30pm / Performance - 7:30pm

Gamut Theatre

15 N. 4th Street, Downtown Harrisburg, PA.

FREE Admission / Limited Seating / Reservations Required.

Reception to follow performance.

For more information visit GamutTheatre.org/voices-of-few

MLK Anniversary 2018 - Voices of F.E.W.

Memorial Service for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Time to Remember the Dream

Ecumenical Memorial Service honoring the life and legacy of Rev. King on the 50th Anniversary of his assassination.

Sunday, April 8, 2018


Beth El Temple

2637 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA.

A reception will follow the Memorial Service with light refreshments at Temple.

Sponsored by Shlomo Zalman Fund and the Dauphin County Commissioners.

RSVP to Ruby at RDoub@DauphinInc.org or call 717-780-6331.

MLK Anniversary 2018 - Memorial Service###

Author: Rick Dunlap

Public Relations Director
Visit Hershey & Harrisburg
3211 North Front Street, Suite 301 A, Harrisburg, PA 17110