By Special to the Daily World
Morehouse College has announced a new date and location for the Memorial Concert and Tribute in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. The event, which was canceled due to Hurricane Irene, will now take place on Friday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Md. The concert will be the first event of a long list of activities planned for the national dedication of the MLK monument that will be unveiled on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m.
As originally planned, the Memorial Concert and Tribute, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual Foundation, will feature Eddie Levert, Dennis Edwards and Johnny Gill. The evening will be hosted by accomplished stage, film and television actor Avery Brooks and will include special presentations to music icon Stevie Wonder and Cong. John Conyers Jr., (D-Mich.), who will both receive the M’house residential Renaissance Medallion of Merit for their roles in recognizing King’s birthday as a national holiday. The King Center announced that a 11 a.m Sunday Jumbotron will boardcast the entire program.