1215 U St Nw
Washington, District of Columbia 20009


Saluting The Life, Dream and Vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

and Marking the Historical Inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama

This year’s theme is “When Prophecy Meets Purpose: Looking Back and Moving Beyond.” The celebration will honor the life, dream and vision of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate the historical inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama as our 44th President of the United States of America.

The 3 day celebration will feature the Annual Black Tie Gala Reception, Gospel Musical Concert, Interfaith “Prayer, Peace, & Praise” Service, "MLK March and Rally on the High Ground with Wreath Laying Ceremony (Special guest; Mass 54th Regiment) and the Annual Celebrity Celebration Performance at the Historic Lincoln Theatre. (*Detailed schedule of events attached). Local and national artists are also invited to share in the celebration, noted artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Winans, Kenny Latimore, Tony Terry, Melba Moore, Doug E. Fresh and many others have participated in previous celebrations. Award winning recording artist, Maysa will perform during the star studded celebration. This year the Dream Keeper's Awards will be presented for outstanding service in the areas of education, health care, housing advocacy and community service. For more than 19 years the committee has provided a free weekend of events and activities for thousands of residents from the metropolitan area to attend.

*Black Tie Gala Reception
The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Address: 3521 International Court, N.W., Washington, DC
Time: 6:00pm–9:00pm (Proceeds to benefit Scholarship Fund)
Featuring Live Entertainment
For Ticket Information call: 202-669-0635
Tickets are Limited, RSVP before January 9, 2009
Minimum Donation: $40.00
*Annual Gospel Musical Concert (Free Admission)
Time: 3:30pm – 7:00pm
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church -- 215 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC
Rev. Terry D. Streeter, Host Pastor
Interfaith "Prayer, Peace, & Praise" Service (Free Admission)
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Rev. A.C. Durant, Host Pastor
10th Street Baptist Church, 1000 "R" Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

**Immediately following the Inter-Faith Service, we encourage everyone to join us for a
Commemorative “March” to the Wreath Laying Ceremony.

"MLK March and Rally on the High Ground" with Wreath Laying Ceremony
African-American Civil War Memorial (Free Admission)
Hon. Frank Smith, Jr., Chairperson
(Special guest; Mass 54th regiment)
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Vermont Avenue & "U" Street, NW
**Reception to follow at Masonic Temple adjacent to Memorial.

Celebration Performance at the Historic Lincoln Theatre
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
1215 "U" Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Local & National Artists – Featuring Maysa
Scholarship Award Presentation: Scholarships will be awarded to students.
The 2009 Dream Keepers Recipients - TBA
**Ticketed Event

All Hotels are sold out: there is plenty of room in DC with AirBed & Breakfast

James Speight III, President @ 202-345-4006 or Doris Mack, Secretary/ Treasurer (703)304-8269 or visit: http://mlk.1colony.com

Official Website: http://mlk.1colony.com

Added by dsclarke on January 1, 2009