Washington National Cathedral and the Cathedral Close Schools – Beauvoir Elementary School, St. Albans School, and the National Cathedral School – will host a service for students this year in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. In his last Sunday sermon give at the Cathedral, Dr. King, Jr. preached on “Remaining Awake During a Revolution.” Focusing on his charge to us over fifty years later, Dr. King’s granddaughter Ms. Yolanda Renee King will join in her grandfather’s footsteps and preach from the Canterbury Pulpit. The service will feature special readings and music provided by the Beauvoir, St. Alban’s and National Cathedral School choirs.

This service will be livestreamed and available for the public to join virtually. We enthusiastically invite educators and students to join us virtually as we remember Dr. King and his mission.

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The service will not be open for in-person attendance to the public.

Ms. King, 13, is a young activist who fights for voting rights, representation, and justice for all. Read her recent op-ed in Teen Vogue here.