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Prominent Black community members will join together at the Riverhead Free Library tomorrow to read the speeches and writings of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on what would have been his 92nd birthday.

“MLK Through Many Voices” will feature King’s works being read by “men inspired to follow in his footsteps” in the local community, including Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, Suffolk County Community College Professor James “Dr. Love” Banks, First Baptist Church Pastor Charles Coverdale, East End NAACP President Larry Street and First Baptist Church Deacon Robert “Bubbie” Brown.

The free event starts at 10 a.m. and can be heard in-person at the library or virtually. You can register to attend in-person at the library’s website and on Zoom at this link. The event is organized by the library and the Town of Riverhead’s Anti-Bias Task Force.

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Alek Lewis is a lifelong Riverhead resident and a 2021 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism. Previously, he served as news editor of Stony Brook’s student newspaper, The Statesman, and was a member of the campus’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Email: [email protected]