Martin Luther King Jr.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

Nearly 700 people turned out Monday night for the 38th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration sponsored by the Portland chapter of the NAACP.  The sold-out dinner at the Holiday Inn By the Bay featured music, film clips of Dr. King and speeches, including one from Democratic Gov. Janet Mills.

Mainers Celebrate Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 16, 2018
Abukar Adan / Maine Public

Nearly 700 people gathered at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland Monday night to honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The annual celebration, now in its 37th year, brought together civil rights and social justice groups, as well as local and state leaders.

Maine U.S. independent Sen. Angus King gave the opening remarks. King urged the audience to err on the side of action, sharing how he took the day off from work at the age of 19 to join the march in Washington.

Maine Families And Artists Celebrate King's Legacy

Jan 17, 2017
Caroline Losneck

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine families gathered Monday around the state to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Tom Porter / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - Hundreds are gathering at events in Maine today to honor the legacy of slain civil rights leader, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mainers Pay Tribute to Slain Civil Rights Leader

Jan 19, 2015
Tom Porter / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - Hundreds are gathering at events in Maine today to honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who was murdered 47 years ago this year.