Join young people from around the metropolitan area for a lively celebration of the life of Dr. King as we consider the future of our country under the leadership of President-elect Barack Obama. Hear from local youth as they create their own message to our new president. “Letters to the President” will be a focus of the dynamic, joyful, soulful afternoon. Join in and write your own message to the president.

In this, the 79th anniversary of Dr. King’s birth, join us at the site of his last Sunday sermon, led by multi-media artist and educator Bomani Armah

Featuring performances by

Bomani Armah
Urban Nation H.I.P.-H.O.P. Choir
Hueman Prophets
Que-Que Avilez
Chris August
Tokia “2 Deep” Carter

To get involved, visit us online at and view video clips of last year’s event.

DATE: January 19, 2009

TIME: 2pm to 4pm
PLACE: Washington National Cathedral
Massachusetts and Wisconsin Ave, NW


Please come and bring your young people! As a special feature of this event, we will be giving youth the opporunity to write letters to the President Elect Barack Obama the same way Martin Luther King to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. All the letters will be collected and presented with a special video message from the Washington National Cathedral Scholars to Barack Obama!