Wisconsin’s 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute and Ceremony

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Statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Wisconsin celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., live from the State Capitol rotunda in Madison on Jan. 16, at noon. Produced and directed by Wisconsin Public Radio’s Dr. Jonathan Øverby, the 42nd annual Tribute and Ceremony is the official state ceremony, and the oldest official MLK Day state celebration in the United States. This year’s theme is “Let Justice Rule.”

The 2023 event continues Wisconsin’s annual celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy in words and music. Program participants include Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra conducted by Andrew Sewell, Foundation of Life Praise Band, Prince Hall Masonic Honor Guard, Kalaanjali Dance Company, and guest speaker Laurie A. Carter, president of Lawrence University. The event is free and open to the public. People throughout the state can listen live on all WPR stations and at wpr.org. PBS Wisconsin’s Wisconsin Channel and pbswisconsin.org will also carry the event live.

For more information contact:
Dr. Jonathan Overby
Executive Producer and Director
608 279-7000

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host

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