This Saturday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m., the Riverhead Town Anti-Bias Task Force will host a program of speeches and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of the preacher and Civil Rights leader’s birthday, celebrated with a national holiday, this year on Monday, Jan. 17.

The event will be both live and broadcast virtually via Zoom.

The powerful words of one of the 20th Century’s greatest orators will be brought back to life by local men he inspired to follow in his footsteps — Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon; SCCC Professor James Banks; East End NAACP President Larry Street and Reverend Charles Coverdale and Deacon Robert “Bubbie” Brown, both of the First Baptist Church of Riverhead.    

This event is free to the public, and will be held at the Riverhead Library or can be attended virtually on Zoom. 

Pre-registration is required for either. Register to attend in person here or by calling 631.727-3228.  Register for Zoom at

This is the first of the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force’s new monthly series of community events to be held at The Riverhead Free Library.

Coming next month, Feb. 19, the ABTF will honor Black History Month with a workshop on “How to be an Ally,” exploring when and how to step up and speak out in support of anyone in need. Registration is open.

Riverhead residents interested in attending monthly meetings can email for more information, or with any questions, concerns or suggestions.

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