On January 16, an overflow crowd gathered in The Kentucky Center's Bomhard Theater to participate in "Keepers of the Dream," a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy. This event, hosted by The Kentucky Center's ArtsReach program, was Louisville's official MLK celebration.
Several community arts groups performed for the audience, including the River City Drum Corps, Louisville Central Community Center, Str8 Legit, and students from the ArtsReach Studio music and dance programs.
At the assembly, Mayor Greg Fischer presented the Freedom Award to local entrepreneur Charlie Johnson. The Freedom Award recognizes a local citizen living a life dedicated to the values of peace, freedom and activism.
"We have a full house tonight. I think it's a testament to what Charlie Johnson's done for the community and the country. I think it's a real testament to him, and the values Martin Luther King stood for," said Greg Fischer, Louisville Mayor.
"Dr. King worked hard and gave his life for things we take for granted," Johnson said. "I was one of those people he made a change for."
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