KEYPORT — The Naval Undersea Warfare Center’s Black Employment Program hosts its annual event Jan. 14 to commemorate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his significant contributions to civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s.
Living Voices touring company will perform “The Right to Dream,” a recreation of a student’s coming of age during King’s years of social activism. Capt. Dave Kohnke, commander of NUWC Keyport, will be the master of ceremonies.
This year’s ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at the Naval Undersea Museum, Jack Murdock Auditorium. It is open to the public and does not require base access.
NUWC Keyport has provided technical capabilities that support America’s dominance in the undersea domain for more than 100 years. NUWC Keyport is headquartered here and has facilities and operations in California, Guam, Hawaii, British Columbia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, and personnel working in several other states and countries.