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Commemorating 35 Years of Celebration

Founded in 1989 as a potluck amongst friends and neighbors, the Arlington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance Committee has been dedicated for over three decades to upholding the values and legacy of the civil rights leader through its yearly celebration in the Town of Arlington and supporting civic engagement across the Commonwealth year round. 

Commemorating 35 years of Celebration 

of the Life and Legacy of 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This year's annual observance featured

Tanisha M. Sullivan Esq., President of NAACP Boston Branch.


Tanisha Sullivan

Learn more about Tanisha, a seasoned attorney, courageous civil rights leader, & dedicated public servant. 2023's keynote speaker.



Discover this multigenerational network of activists dismantling structural racism in Boston, the Mystic Valley, and the entire country.

“Love is creative and redemptive. Love builds up and unites; hate tears down and destroys. The aftermath of the ‘fight with fire’ method which you suggest is bitterness and chaos, the aftermath of the love method is reconciliation and creation of the beloved community. Physical force can repress, restrain, coerce, destroy, but it cannot create and organize anything permanent; only love can do that. Yes, love—which means understanding, creative, redemptive goodwill, even for one’s enemies—is the solution to the race problem.”
excerpt from "Advice for Living" 1957 

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We rely on generous support from people like you so we can put on this well loved annual event and sustain positive community-based work all year round.

Donations can also be submitted by mail to

PO Box 320 Arlington, MA 02476

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