Lift Every Voice – A Celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students from Parkside Middle School, Jackson High School and Jackson College, along with local musician Larry Sumner Jr., capture the life and legacy of Dr. King through his works.

This program will debut at 6 PM Monday, Jan. 18 on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel and will be available until Feb. 1.

An excerpt of this performance will also be shown as a part of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 2021 MLK Diversity Celebration on January 15. To learn more about this event and how to watch, click here


Jackson District Library was one of 49 institutions in the United States to receive the Lift Every Voice grant, which is administered by the Library of America, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

To learn about Voice It: An Intergenerational Panel Discussion on Black Poetry held in partnership with our Lift Every Voice Program, click here.