MLK: Celebrating the Legacy

MLK: Celebrating the Legacy

“MLK: Celebrating the Legacy” is a look at the past, present and continued future impact of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech on the Arizona community.

Community leaders across the Valley come together to reflect on the effects of the speech and how it has shaped the conversation of equality and diversity. Through this program, Arizona PBS seeks to to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and encourage all people to actively work towards achieving the promise of freedom and justice for all.

“MLK: Celebrating the Legacy” was created in a partnership between Arizona PBS and the cities of Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler and Phoenix, the town of Gilbert and the East Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee.

MLK: Celebrating the Legacy
City of Mesa
City of Tempe
City of Phoenix
City of Scottsdale
City of Chandler
Town of Gilbert
East Valley MLK Celebration Committee
Arizona PBS

 

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