Celebration of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 19, 2020 | 2:30 pm silent march in MLK's honor; 3 pm celebration at the Federated Church in Hyannis

HYANNIS–The Cape Cod Chapter of the NAACP, the Cape Cod Council of Churches, and Cape Cod Community College will host the annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the Federated Church of Hyannis on January 19.

The celebration this year focuses on one of the famous quotes from the civil rights leader: “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that by the good people.”

The celebration will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a silent march from the Hyannis Town Green to the church. Live music, readings, and a keynote address from President of the NAACP New England Board of Directors Juan Cofield will follow at the church at 3 pm.

The magnificent image of Dr. King at right is by Pamela Chatterton-Purdy, whose outstanding series Icons of the Civil Rights Movement is on display at Zion Union Heritage Museum during most of the  year .