As the 50th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination Approaches, Community Leaders in Dauphin County Come Together to Commemorate His Legacy with a Series of Special Events, MLK50: A Time to Remember the Dream

HARRISBURG, PA (March 1, 2018) –Dauphin County Board of Commissioners’ Chairman Jeff Haste and a host of public and private partners today announced a series of special events in March and April to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the 50th anniversary of his assassination approaches on April 4. Presented as MLK50: A Time to Remember the Dream, the special events, including a theatrical production, a lecture by a Smithsonian museum curator and an interfaith memorial service, are free to attend and open to the community.

“Bringing people together is what it’s all about,” said Haste. “Now more than ever, we need to put aside our differences and focus on the good.  And there’s a lot of good in this community. We need to remember that.”
The series of events is coordinated by a volunteer committee that is co-chaired by Haste and former Harrisburg City Council President Gloria Martin-Roberts.
“At a time when America is divided, we need the community to come together and remember what MLK stood for – love, unity, and equality,” said Martin-Roberts. “These wonderful events, starting with a Taste of Culture and culminating in the Memorial Service, are meant to celebrate the teachings of Dr. King and bring together people together, regardless of their background.”
For a complete and up-to-date list of events, please visit and click on the MLK50 icon.