Relative of Dr. Martin Luther King To Headline Aurora's MLK Ceremony
AURORA, IL - In celebration of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mrs. Naomi King, the sister-in-law of Dr. King, will return to Aurora to share her personal memories of Dr. King and Mrs. Coretta Scott King.
The 2018 MLK Commemoration - Remembering Martin - will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at West Aurora High School, 1201 W. New York Street. The event is free and open to the public.
Hosted by the City of Aurora and the Aurora MLK Committee, the ceremony will feature performances by Aurora students, honor residents who participate in the annual MLK Day of Service, recognize student-leaders with the Mayor's Service Above Self Awards and offer personal insights into the King family from Mrs. Naomi King.
"This year, we commemorate what would have been the 89th birthday of Dr. King in January and what will be the 50th anniversary of his assassination in April," said Mayor Richard Irvin. "It is an honor to have one of his close relatives with us to share her personal stories. We are looking forward to hosting Mrs. King in Aurora."