Commemorative Service, Symbolic March, and King Fest 2018
On Monday, January 15, 2018 the City of Inglewood will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. This year’s memorial of Dr. King’s legacy will be extremely significant as it is Inglewood’s 35th annual commemoration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. King.
Each year, the City celebrates with speeches from elementary, middle and high school students, inspiring keynote speakers, moving gospel choirs, a family festival and renewed commitments to advance the dream.
The City will kick-off its 2018 King Day celebration at 9:00 a.m. with a commemorative program at The Tabernacle, located at 321 N. Eucalyptus Ave.
Under the banner “We Are Better Together: Realizing the Dream,” the King Day event will feature performances by local choirs and community groups, as well as participation from elected officials and special guests. KJLH radio personality Kevin Nash will serve as the master of ceremonies, actress Shelli Boone (“Grey’s Anatomy” and “Entourage”), Petri Hawkins Byrd (“Judge Judy”) and NBA great Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics) will serve as Grand Marshals, along with the Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskegee Airmen, and Montford Point Marines who will serve as special guests.
The event will include performances by the New Generation Choir of West Angeles Church of God in Christ. A symbolic civil rights march will follow after the service beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. March participants will leave The Tabernacle and travel down Manchester Boulevard, culminating at The Fabulous Forum (corner of Manchester Boulevard and Prairie Avenue). Inglewood is proud of its march which is designed to reenact the civil rights marches of the 1950s and 1960s.
The 2018 King Day activities will continue on the grounds of the Fabulous Forum with King Fest, including commercial vendors, interactive games, food and live entertainment provided by our radio and entertainment sponsor, Radio FREE KJLH 102.3 FM.
The City of Inglewood’s King Day celebration is sponsored by Sky Posters, The Forum presented by Chase, KJLH Radio 102.3, Inglewood Today, Consolidated Disposal Service, Faithful Central Bible Church, Inglewood Park Cemetery, and the Inglewood Unified School District.
For more information about Inglewood’s King Day Celebration, call (310) 412-8750 or visit the City’s website at www.cityofinglewood.org.