Tuesday, May 28, 2024

There’s an addition to Cambridge’s honors to Martin Luther King Jr.:

Monday at 5:30 pm outside the Out of Town News Kiosk, the Harvard Square Business Association is hosting a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. in poetry, music and a reading of King’s “I have a Dream” speech. The World Percussion Ensemble from Somerville High will perform original compositions of reggaeton, samba and hip-hop, while the reading will be shared by Cambridge Police Officer Carl Pilgrim and Nepthalie Bernard, Steven Jenkins, Paige Mochi and Jessica Romero, students from the Community Charter School of Cambridge. Additional poetry is by Wellesley professor and Cantabrigian Ifeanyi A. Menkiti — the owner of the Grolier Poetry Bookstore. JP Licks will provide samples of their regular or El Diablo hot chocolate.

More tributes and events can be found here.