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Roselle Families Come Together to Pay Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Roselle Families Come Together to Pay Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Credits: Kathy Lloyd
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ROSELLE, NJ - Members of the community and their families came out to the Abraham Clark H.S. on Tuesday evening for a Musical Tribute to Love and Unity in Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This was the second event this week paying tribute to King. “We had our MLK ceremony the other day, but it was predominately public officials and senior citizens of which I am one,” said Mayor Christine Dansereau. “But our children, we need to bring our children and our parents here because our legacy is all about their future. 

Roselle’s own Denise Wilkerson served as Mistress of ceremonies with special performances by former members of Roselle’s a capella group the Leading Tones and music selections by the Inter-school Choir of Washington Elementary, Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary and Harrison Elementary Schools directed by Amanda Nagy. 

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Roselle Board of Education member Angela Alvey-Wimbush performed a song called “Glory” and resident Keyanna Jones Lovett sang “Rise Up”. To close out the night Amanda Nagy performed “Hero”. 

Board of Education President Candi Young along with Dr. Richard Corbett, Roselle’s new Superintendent of Schools, were in attendance and thanked everyone for coming out.

 

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