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MLK Commemoration in Alexandria to Include Visit from National African American History Museum Director

The City of Alexandria planning to host a commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. next Wednesday, Jan. 15.

The ceremony is scheduled for 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Beth El Hebrew Congregation (3850 Seminary Road) It will feature Spencer Crew, interim director for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, talking about the work of the museum and the ongoing commitment to social justice, according to the city’s website.

Mayor Justin Wilson is also set to speak at the event.

The meeting is part of Alexandria’s Community Remembrance and Reconciliation project and the ongoing Equal Justice Initiative work aimed at examining the city’s civil rights history. Members of the committee are expected to attend and provide updates on the project’s work, as well as efforts to place markers for the two known lynchings that took place in Alexandria.

Photo via National Park Service/Flickr

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