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World of Wellesley, Sun Life Host Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

13th annual breakfast event features keynote address by Massachusetts Medical Society President-Elect Dr. Ronald Dunlap.

 

 

The 13th annual is coming up on Monday, Jan 21, at 9:30 a.m. Sun Life Financial is hosting the event at their Wellesley Hills campus on Route 9.

The event listing indicates tickets are $25.00 for adults, $5.00 for children, or $250 for a whole table, they are available by mail or at the event. 

Speaking as the keynote is Dr. Ronald Dunlap, president-elect of the Massachusetts Medical Society, who will be joined by performances from the Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church Choir and Wellesley High
School’s Thunder Step Squad.

To commemorate the work of Dr. King, supporters moved to declare Jan. 15 (King’s birthday) a federal holiday, beginning with Michigan Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Infoplease reports. President Ronald Regan eventually signed the King Holiday Bill in 1983, declaring a holiday on the third Monday of January. The day did not instantly become a holiday in all states, but Massachusetts was among the first in the nation to pass its own bill, enacting a holiday in the 1970s, according to Time Magazine.

This year, the presidential inauguration also falls on MLK Day. 

See more about the program on the MLK Breakfast event page.

For more information, contact Richard McGhee at rsmjr5@gmail.com or Melissa Clemence at mclemence@aol.com.

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