Ceremonies planned to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 14, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Ceremonies marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day are being planned in the Boston area.

On Monday, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast will take place at the Boston Convention Center. The event is the oldest of its kind in the nation and typically draws the state’s top political figures.

Organizers say the event celebrates King’s vision for peace and justice, and is a call for completing the civil rights leader’s unfinished agenda.

Also Monday, Boston is teaming with the Museum of African American History and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras to present “A Day of Celebration in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” at Boston University.

And in Lynn, Democratic U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is hosting a community service event to honor the King legacy.