King Legacy Night

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On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, MLK Boston and the City of Boston will be hosting KING LEGACY NIGHT, a creative black-tie benefit to support the design and the construction of the memorial honoring the Boston legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The event will bring iconic civil rights leaders - Harry Belafonte, Bakari Sellers, C.T. Vivian, as well as entertainment by the New England Conservatory of Music's gospel choir, four-time Grammy winner, Esperanza Spalding, a special performance by pop icon Taylor Dayne, and a concert performance by one of the top-selling musical groups of all time, Earth, Wind & Fire.

You can read about the event in the Boston Globe.


For tickets and sponsorships, please visit this page.

Honorary Legacy Chair: Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Legacy Co-Chairs: Linda Dorcena Forry & Bill Forry, Demond & Kia Martin, M. Lee Pelton, Robert & Laura Reynolds

Legacy Committee: Karen & Jim Ansara, Daren Bascome, Paul Blumenfeld, Joyce Ferriabough Bolling, Michele Courton Brown & Philip Brown, Kate & Gerald Chertavian, Pamela D. Everhart, David & Nina Fialkow, Penny & Dan Fireman, Carol & Bernie Fulp, James D. Gallagher, Rita German, Jody & Tom Gill, Lauren Louison Grogan & Paul Grogan, Sam Kennedy, Harriet & Alan Lewis, Jeryl & Steve Oristaglio, Diane & Deval Patrick, Colette Phillips, Robert F. Rivers, Dr. Shari Rogers, Ph.D., Thomas Samoluk, Jocelyn Sargent, Darryl Settles, Greg Shell, AJ Williams, Arthur Winn, and Steven H. Wright

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For event information and sponsorships, please contact AJ Williams Events at (617) 267-2244 or

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If you can not attend the gala, but are interested in supporting our project, you can make a donation here - thanks!