5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Wakefield High School
Arlington will celebrate Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life and legacy on Sunday, January 19, 5-6:30 p.m. at Wakefield High School through the story of the four young students from the Arlington’s Halls Hill neighborhood who entered Stratford Junior High School in 1959 and became the first students to desegregate a public school in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The 2020 MLK Tribute program focuses on their journey: when they learn they will be the first African Americans to integrate a school in Virginia and into their first day of school, while simultaneously following Dr. King’s fight for equality during the same time period. Held annually since 1968, Arlington’s MLK Tribute strives to bring the community together and uphold Dr. King’s vision for social equality.
The program will be produced in partnership with Encore Stage & Studio’s Flip the Script production:
Selected scenes from “The Day Nothing Happened”
Written by Dawn A. Douglas
With Jada Ayanda, Kylen Davis, Madaline Langston, Bryce Gastelum, Ryely Q. Rodgers, Valeria Peterson, Yahney Marie Sangaré, Elliyah Thompson, Sage Ware, and Taylor Welch