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The Mayor and Council of Rockville and the Rockville Human Rights Commission will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Monday, January 20, 2014 with a special program at 10 a.m. at Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive. The program theme is courage through the years, and the program will feature guest speaker
Dr. Michael W. Nettles and a variety of multicultural performances including the following:
                        Musical trio-TNR
                        Dance group - The Finest IMPACT Troupe
                        Hip Hop artist - Christylez Bacon
                        Jazz combo-The Kawa Project
                        Dance group - Soul in Motion and Visions Contemporary Dance Ensemble
                        Vocal ensemble - Yellow River

The program will also honor the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award recipient and the F. Michael Taff Award recipient.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award is presented to a student from a Rockville high school who has worked to fulfill Dr. King's dream. Complete the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award nomination form online.

The F. Michael Taff Award is presented to a business, organization or adult that has helped to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Complete the 
F. Michael Taff Award nomination form.

Displays of various organizations will be up in the hallway of the school with community representatives ready to let people know what they can do to volunteer throughout the year. Those who attend are encouraged to bring a can of food to help support Manna Food Center.

The public is invited to this free event and the reception that immediately follows.  We hope that you will join us for this upcoming year's celebration. For more information, please call 240-314-8316. For questions regarding accessibility call 240-314-8108.

View excerpts from our previous year's celebration:    

The 2013 celebration included an appearance by Dr. DeRionne P.Pollard, President of Montgomery College as the guest speaker. The Presidential Inauguration Ceremony was televised in the cafeteria immediately following the event.

                                            2013 MLK Day Celebration Production    

2013 MLK Day Special - Milestone Moments