President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ team will honor Martin Luther King Day with an event that celebrates the legacy of the slain civil rights leader.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee is hosting United We Serve: A Celebration of the National MLK Day of Service today in honor of the holiday. The hour-long commemoration will include a variety of entertainers and speakers to commemorate Dr. King.
Including; Rev. Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III, Rosario Dawson, Andra Day, Yo-Yo Ma, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Diane Warren, Lynn Whitfield and Bebe Winans.
The program begins tonight at 8 p.m. ET at bideninaugural.org and on the inaugural committee’s social media platforms. United We Serve will be one of the first of the team’s events before the inauguration on Wednesday.
MLK Day is a national day of service beginning in 1994 and has become recognized as a day volunteer groups across the nation take on King’s legacy of service to serve their communities.
The inaugural committee tweeted,
“On Monday the 18th, join us for a celebration of the National MLK #DayOfService. After a day of Americans serving their communities, we’ll come together for an evening of music and inspiring speakers.”
The inaugural committee plans to honor Americans ahead of Inauguration Day with a nationwide Covid-19 Memorial to Lives Lost on Tuesday. Additional events scheduled to continue is the wreath laying on Arlington National Cemetery, a Parade Across America and a Celebrating America prime-time program on Jan. 20.
An extensive public art display, Field of Flags, will also be installed at the National Mall to represent Americans unable to travel to the Capitol this year. Find out more here.
On Monday the 18th, join us for a celebration of the National MLK #DayOfService. After a day of Americans serving their communities, we’ll come together for an evening of music and inspiring speakers.https://t.co/xbwhvHrVMe— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 15, 2021
(via NBC News)