Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1964 Nobel Prize for Peace

All Current Exhibits  January 2, 2024

To honor the values and life of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Town of Brookline marks the 60th anniversary of Dr. King receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize for Peace. Brookline’s MLK Celebration
Committee presents an inspiring one-hour program on Monday, January 15 at 3 PM, at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. The event features:

• Video of Dr. King’s Nobel Acceptance Speech
• Different Ships, Same Boat, a performance by poet/spoken word artist Regie Jackson and Guy Mendilow Ensemble
• Boston University Professor of Religion Margarita Guillory reflects on the power and the glory of Dr. King
• Jennifer Barber, Brookline Poet Laureate, opens the program with a special work

This accompanying exhibit, on display at both the Brookline Village and Coolidge Corner Libraries, includes excerpts from Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, information on the source of this year’s event poster, Study for MLK, Jr. plaque by Brookline artist John Wilson (1922-2015), and more.