City of Jersey City
GLENN D. CUNNINGHAM|
JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302
January 14, 2004 |
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jennifer Morrill|
CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW!
"Mayor Cunningham to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at City Hall Celebration"
JERSEY CITY - Mayor Glenn D. Cunningham will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr.'s birthday during a celebration at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004 in City Hall
Council Chambers, 280 Grove Street.
The annual celebration will feature speeches by Mayor Cunningham and directors at the
Afro-American History Museum, as well as one of King's civil rights speeches to be
delivered by last year's MLK Oratory Contest, which is held during African-American
History Month in February.
"This is a great opportunity for the residents of Jersey City to learn about who Martin
Luther King was and the contributions he made to the civil rights movement,"
Cunningham said. "Because of his struggle and ultimate sacrifice, people like myself
have the opportunity to realize their dreams. We all owe him the utmost gratitude."
Entertainment and food will be provided during the ceremony. For more information
contact Joan Moore in the Cultural Affairs Department at (201) 547-4325.