This week, two major events in African-American history coincide, as the country celebrates the birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the inauguration of President Barack H. Obama.
In recognition, Made in Medford, the local segment of Comcast’s Project Open Voice, is creating a new channel to kick off Black History Month. The channel will kick off with a video that highlights local youth who will talk about what the past words of MLK mean to them today.
Local activities to be featured include youth from the Medford Boys & Girls Club using an excerpt from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech as a platform to discuss their own dreams in a video filmed by Tufts University students. Residents will talk about what black heritage means to them.
Made in Medford is dedicated to exploring new and innovative ways that local programming – including public, educational and government media – can be made available in a community. The Made in Medford website, www.MadeinMedford.com, and video-on-demand component are designed to connect residents and visitors with what’s going on around Medford and show them where to find additional content and events.
To visit the new channel, please join us at www.MadeinMedford.com/blackheritage.
- Information from Made in Medford