Hoffman Estates will celebrate MLK's legacy with video this year

  • Hanover Park Trustee Herb Porter gave the keynote speech at Hoffman Estates' 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast in 2020. Due to the pandemic, this year's celebration will be in the form of a compilation video of past events.

      Hanover Park Trustee Herb Porter gave the keynote speech at Hoffman Estates' 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast in 2020. Due to the pandemic, this year's celebration will be in the form of a compilation video of past events. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer, 2020

 
 
Posted1/7/2021 6:00 AM

As with many other traditions, the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled what would have been the village of Hoffman Estates' 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast this month.

But the village's Cultural Awareness Commission will instead commemorate the life and legacy of the man who inspired the event with a compilation video, to be shown on HETV Channel 6/99 and available on Hoffman Estates' YouTube channel, youtube.com/hoffmanestatesil, from Sunday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 31.

 

The video will include previous performances by the Sears Holdings Associate Gospel Choir, led by choir director Jeffrey Lomax; Senior Pastor Robbie Robinson and the Christian Tabernacle Church Choir of Roselle; and the Kingdom Impact Theater Ministries.

The video also features "Strolling Down MLK Street," performed by Michael and Vikki Myers, depicting how Dr. King and his wife might respond to what they would see today.

For similar reasons, the village of Hoffman Estates also is canceling its next quarterly Coffee with the Board session, which had been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at village hall.

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