HONORING DR. KING IN MONMOUTH COUNTY
Wednesday, January 10
REMEMBERING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Congregation Torat El
301 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst
Key Note Speaker: Professor Rasheda Young,
Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University
Remarks by Rabbi Aaron Schonbrun of Congregation Torat El, Pastor Cedric Miller, Living Word Christian Fellowship of Neptune, Reverend Aaron Gibson, Second Baptist Church of Long Branch and Dr. Donald D. Warner, former Superintendent of Red Bank School District
Performances by the Second Baptist Church Choir of Long Branch and the Living Word Christian Fellowship Choir of Neptune
Dessert Buffet Reception
Fifty-one years ago a plane landed on the half-mile strip of asphalt at
Red Bank Airport on October 6, 1966.
Among those who stepped off that plane was Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who made his
way to what was then called Monmouth College and delivered a message that had those who left the gymnasium brimming with optimism, renewed with hope, and ready to
answer King’s challenge “to unite to make justice a reality.”
A campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968.
President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first
observed three years later.
It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the
birthday of Martin Luther King Jr observed on the third Monday of January each year
This year the federal holiday falls on what would have been the 89th birthday of Dr. King
Join in celebrating Dr. King’s legacy by finding ways to give back to Your Community
Use Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 15, 2018 as a launching Pad for year round volunteer opportunities