Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy will be celebrated on Sunday in a special event sponsored by the Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force atin Greenport.
The program is called “Mountains Yet to Climb” and will feature a keynote address by Greenport resident Dan Durett and music by a gospel choir. Durett said he will discuss the mountains that our society still has left to climb in the fight for civil rights. Another topic he will address is the ideas and ideals that our society currently focuses on and whether or not they reflect the legacy of Dr. King.
Durett will focus on the positive changes people throughout the country have made has since the 1960s.
“There will be an emphasis on the accomplishments that have been made since his death,” Durett said.
How King’s legacy is seen today will be an important feature of the address and Durett will ask the audience how King would feel about the current state of civil rights today — whether the discussion revolves around woman’s rights or just basic human rights.
This free program will take place on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing in Greenport. Call 477-3800 for additional details.