“Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things for the Fight for Freedom,” an event honoring the life and services of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists, will take place on Friday, Feb. 18, according to a Montgomery County press release.
The annual in-person event was originally scheduled for January but was pushed back due to the increased spread of the Omicron variant around the county.
The Fight for Freedom will “highlight the lives of celebrities and everyday people who supported Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement,” the press release said. It will focus on people throughout the nation putting their passion for civil rights over their safety and jobs to help improve the world.
Montgomery County Public School students will also get the chance to share their art, read poems or sing songs “written with an understanding and appreciation of the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Three people have already been chosen to share their submissions at the event.
The Fight for Freedom is free and will be held this Friday, Feb. 18 at Strathmore Hall in North Bethesda at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to attend in-person are available online here. The tribute will be live streamed here.