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The 51st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast

January 18, 2021 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

A tradition, reimagined

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast, founded 51 years ago by St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church and Union United Methodist Church, is the nation’s longest-running celebration of its kind. This year, the Breakfast Committee, in partnership with Northeastern University, has reimagined the festivities as a virtual event to include both a multifaceted celebration and interactive teach-ins. 

Event highlights

Kimberly Atkins, WBUR senior correspondent, host


Cleveland Sellars, member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, tribute to the late Honorable John Lewis


Rev. Dr. William Barber, tribute to the Poor People’s Campaign of Massachusetts


A conversation with Massachusetts elected officials, moderated by Segun Idowu, executive director of the Black Economic Councils


Co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement


Musical interludes by the Berklee Ensemble 


Spoken word performances

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St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
1073 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120
Tel: (617) 427-6175

Union United Methodist Church
485 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: (617) 536-0872