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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University present Let Freedom Ring! featuring Gladys Knight

Monday, January 16, 2017 6:00 PM

JFK Centennial Celebration

The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University present the Grammy Award winning "Empress of Soul," Gladys Knight, and the Let Freedom Ring Choir in a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Free tickets are required.
 
The line for the ticket giveaway will form on Monday, January 16 in the Hall of Nations, at the glass doors leading to the Grand Foyer. Patrons must be in line to receive tickets. Tickets will be distributed, up to two (2) per person, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are reserved seats. Limited seating availability. Seating will begin at 5:15 p.m. All patrons are asked to be seated by 5:40 p.m.

The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University
Present
Let Freedom Ring!
featuring Gladys Knight
and the Let Freedom Ring Choir
Rev. Nolan Williams Jr.,
music director
Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at 6 p.m., Concert Hall

The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the free, ticketed musical tribute Let Freedom Ring! The annual program, part of the free daily performance series on the Millennium Stage, features Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight and the Let Freedom Ring Choir led by Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr.
 
Georgetown University will present the 15th Annual John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award to Abel Enrique Núñez, executive director of the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN). The annual award is given by Georgetown University to an international or local individual who exemplifies the spirit of Dr. King. Since 1981, CARECEN has provided a wide range of services for the Washington, D.C. area Latino population, including direct legal assistance, housing counseling, citizenship education and community economic development. 

Note: There is no free parking when attending or picking up tickets for free events.

Performance Timing: 90 minutes, with no intermission.