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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Updated: Dec 9, 2020

Every year since 1995, DISC has partnered with the City of Boca Raton to create a

memorable Martin Luther King. Jr. Celebration on the third Monday in January.

The daylong event begins with a free community breakfast at Ebenezer Missionary

Baptist Church in Pearl City, adjacent to the Martin Luther King monument on

Glades Road just west of Federal Highway. After breakfast, Dr. King’s “I Have a

Dream Speech” is played, followed by a march led by the Boca Raton Community

High School Marching Band. A ceremony follows, led by members of DISC, with

participation from local political leaders, clergy, and citizens. Traditionally, the

Mayor of Boca Raton offers a statement in honor of the occasion. The ceremony

includes a keynote address and the presentation of DISC’s annual Humanitarian

Award, followed by an afternoon of entertainment, including jazz and gospel

music, dance performances by local youth, free face painting and carnival rides.

Lunch is available from a variety of vendors. In 2020, the ceremony and

performances were held at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre (East Lot), with a crowd

of more than 700 attendees..

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