The dream lives on

Remembering the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Had he lived the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would’ve been 93 on Saturday, Jan. 15. Instead the civil rights leader was gunned down on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 39. King’s work lives on, however, in the social justice movement, just as his life will be officially celebrated on Monday, Jan. 17, with programs and philanthropic works.

On that day, Connect-Us presents: “Bridgeport Has a Dream,” a special MLK Day performance organized by the young people of the city at The Klein Auditorium. King spoke at The Klein in 1961 and ’64. Four days after his assassination, The Klein housed an overflowing memorial service in honor of the slain leader.

Connect-Us works to improve the quality of outcomes for young people living in communities of concentrated poverty. Its youth programs complement formal education with after-school growth opportunities that expand the vistas of youth.

The performance is at 1:30 p.m. The Klein is at 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. For more, call 203-864-9129 or

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