Please click here to purchase your tickets to ABCL’s 2024 MLK Day Concert on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 2 pm at Follen Community Church. You’ll be inspired to build a better tomorrow by the songs that inspired the Civil Rights Movement and the stories of Dr. King’s membership in Alpha Phi Alpha, a Black Greek-letter fraternity.
The tribute to Dr. King and the civil rights movement will feature spirituals and freedom songs performed by a choir led by Dennis L. Slaughter, EdM, DLP. Borther Dennis is founding director of the Boston Community Choir and artistic director of the Boston Pops Orchestra Gospel Choir.
Your guides through the Legacy of Pledging Alpha Phi Alpha include Michelle Ridgley, Lexington native who’s uncle was a linemate of Dr. King, and James Hoyte, Lexington resident and fellow Alpha who also pledged Sigma Chapter.
Tickets – $25 general admission
Proceeds support the ABCL Scholarship Fund.
This concert is ABCL’s 2024 Black History Portrait Banners Concert.
Invite your neighbors and friends to buy their tickets now to this celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 2pm at Follen Community Church.
ABCL’s Black History Portrait Banners honor trailblazers who have contributed to Lexington and American history and culture over the last four centuries.
This year’s banner honorees are two former Lexington residents
Kate Barbadoes – Perseverance in the 18th Century: baptized with her husband in Lexington in 1754, their three children were baptized in Lexington in 1755 and 1756, widowed in 1757 when her husband Quawk died. Come hear more about her story and the ripple effect that she had on the Revolutionary War and abolition movement. .
John Henry Brown – Reestablishing Black Residency in the 19th Century: enslaved in Maryland, self-emancipated in 1862, Civil War veteran, resident of Lexington from 1860s to 1920. Come here more about his story and how he became a pillar of the community with a pension.
Doors open at 6:30 for socializing with appetizers and drinks
There will also be an opportunity to take pictures with the portrait banners after the program.