Arlington, VA

MLK Tribute

Wakefield High School
1325 S Dinwiddie St
Arlington, Virginia 22206

Arlington will celebrate Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life and legacy on Sunday, January 19, 5-6:30 p.m. at Wakefield High School through the story of the four young students from the Arlington’s Halls Hill neighborhood who entered Stratford Junior High School in 1959 and became the first students to desegregate a public school in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The 2020 MLK Tribute program focuses on their journey; when they learn they will be the first African Americans to integrate a school in Virginia and into their first day of school, while simultaneously following Dr. King’s fight for equality during the same time period. Held annually since 1968, Arlington’s MLK Tribute strives to bring the community together and uphold Dr. King’s vision for social equality. Visit mlktribute.org for program details.

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