COACHELLA (CNS) – Coachella and Palm Springs will host a Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. remembrance ceremony this Sunday.
The 2 p.m. commemoration will be held outside the Coachella Library
located at 1500 Sixth St., and is themed “Bridging the Communities of the
Coachella Valley,” officials said.
The program, celebrating the accomplishments of the slain civil rights
leader, will feature a benediction from Deacon Martin Sullivan from Our
Lady of Soledad Catholic Church followed by a keynote speech from local
attorney Anyse Smith.
“The city of Palm Springs is proud to partner with the city of
Coachella and their library as we remember Dr. King and celebrate his
extraordinary accomplishments,” said Jarvis Crawford, chair of the Palm
Springs’ MLK Commemoration Committee.
“This year we are working to make bridges with other local
communities and we are excited to bring this important celebration of Dr.
King’s legacy to the city of Coachella. Everyone is welcome to join us.”
Entertainment will be provided by singer Keisha D, Sol de mi Tierra
Ballet Folklorico and Norman and Sharon McKee, who will perform on African
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