The South Orange Maplewood Community Coalition on Race held its 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance on Monday, January 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm, at Congregation Beth El in South Orange.
The event, co-sponsored by the First Presbyterian & Trinity Church of South Orange and Congregation Beth El was free and open to all, and was highlighted by featured speaker Michelle Miller, who is both an award-winning CBS News Correspondent and a resident of South Orange — where she lives with her husband Marc Morial and their two children.
The celebration also included music by Voices in Harmony and the Bufford School of Music Faculty Band, and a performance by Columbia High School Special Dance. A cross-section of the faith and youth communities led an affirmation of Dr. King’s call to action and service.
A reception followed along with a Volunteer Fair offering information and opportunities from local community groups, including those housing and feeding the poor; and mentoring and tutoring youth.
For more information on the South Orange Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, visit the website at www.twotowns.org or contact Audrey Rowe at 973-761-6116, X4.
Photos by Monta Harris of montaharrisphotography.com. Click on images to enlarge.