Lexington's MLK Day Celebration Virtual Commemorative Program 2022

The MLK Holiday Planning Committee is honored to welcome the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration guest speaker. U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock will deliver the keynote address on the theme of "Dr. King’s Beloved Community 2022: Facing A Time of Reckoning in An Age of Denial." Since 2005, Rev. Raphael Warnock has the Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, spiritual home of Martin Luther King, Jr. Under Pastor Warnock’s leadership, more than 4,000 new members have joined Ebenezer, enhancing the Church’s legacy of social activism with both spiritual and numerical growth. Rev. Warnock graduated from Morehouse College cum laude in 1991, receiving the B.A. degree in psychology. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, from which he graduated with honors and distinctions. His work has been featured on CNN, the CBS Evening News, The Huffington Post, and in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution which hailed him as “a leader among Atlanta—and national—clergy, a fitting heir to the mantle once worn by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Our featured artists for the 2022 Commemorative Program include the brilliant and talented Michael Preacely, Ron Wilbur, Erica Gabriel, Devine Carama, Shauna M. Morgan, and Charles Little.

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How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (Orchestral)
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Al Green
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Give Me More Love
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Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
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Dear Lord
Artist
John Coltrane
Album
Dear Lord
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