Arts and Entertainment
January 8, 2018From: City of Palm Springs
African American Heroes Timothy Bradley, Jr. and Fred “The Hammer” Williamson to Headline Special Jan. 14 Celebration Commemorating Slain Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The entire Palm Springs community is invited to join City leaders, members of the Public Arts Commission and the City’s Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Commemoration Committee as they join together to pay tribute to the accomplishments of the slain civil rights leader at a special commemoration celebration on Sunday, Jan. 14.
The 2 p.m. celebration will be held at Church of St. Paul in the Desert, 125 W. El Alameda. Keynote speakers will include world champion boxer and local resident Timothy Bradley, Jr., football legend, actor and local resident Fred “The Hammer” Williamson along with Reverend Keyphyan Sheppard and Zjarvre Crawford, President of the Palm Springs High School Associated Student Body. Local singing artist Keisha D will also perform.
In addition, the Public Arts Commission will present its annual “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Excellence in Arts Awards” to students at Palm Springs High School.
The students were asked to submit artwork in the medium of their choosing and convey through creative expression, the positive impact Dr. King’s life has had in present day America when it comes to realizing a more equitable society. The exhibition will be on display at the church during a special reception, sponsored by Spencer’s Restaurant. Everyone is invited to attend.
A special exhibit featuring the student art, presented by the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission, will run Jan. 16 – Feb. 28 at the Palm Springs Public Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way.
“The City of Palm Springs is proud to invite the entire Coachella Valley community to this very special celebration of Dr. King’s extraordinary accomplishments,” said Jarvis Crawford, who chairs the City’s Commemoration Committee. “With incredible role models like Tim Bradley, Jr. and Fred Williamson speaking, it’s sure to be an inspiring day for everyone.”