MLK Celebration Committee

Brookline Celebrates MLK Day 2023

Conflicting Voices of Liberty and Slavery


January 16, 2023

The 2023 program featured our keynote speaker, Pulitzer-prize winning historian Edward J. Larson, author of American Inheritance, Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation 1765-1795, poet, educator and performance artist Regie Gibson, Joyful Voices of Inspiration, the premiere gospel choir in Metro Boston led by energetic Music Director Donnell Patterson, and Brookline Poet Laureate Jennifer Barber.

2023 MLK Celebration Program

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If you have any questions about the MLK Celebration Committee or the 2023 MLK Day Celebration, please contact Caitlin Starr at [email protected] or at 617-730-2345


Each year MLK Day provides an opportunity for Brookline residents to remember a hero martyred in the effort to achieve equality in America. Despite his sacrifice and that of many others who participated in the Civil Rights Movement, and, despite the progress made in the nearly 50 years since his death, full equality has not been achieved.

Brookline’s MLK Day is an expression of the Town’s commitment to racial equality. During the year, the Committee will sponsor and plan events that bring us together to celebrate our diversity, to learn from one another, to better understand how racial inequality divides us, and, most importantly, how we may work together to achieve the goal of equality.

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