Thursday’s MLK Reception Beat the Hurricane

Mayor Vincent Gray hosted the MLK Dedication Week welcome reception at the Arena Stage on Thursday evening. The reception hosted elected officials, educational leaders and tastemakers in the District. Unfortunately, of course, the MLK Memorial Dedication has been postponed due to the hurricane.

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Mayor Vincent Gray hosted the MLK Dedication Week welcome reception at the Arena Stage on Thursday evening. The reception hosted elected officials, educational leaders and tastemakers in the District. Unfortunately, of course, the MLK Memorial Dedication has been postponed due to the hurricane.
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WUSA anchor J.C. Hayward and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) embraced in a hug before Lewis took the stage.
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Chef Huda, Dameila, and Priscilla took a moment to smile at the event.
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Jazz singer Carolyn Malachi entertained the crowd.
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Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) shared his story with the crowd.
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Reality TV star Omarosa had a great time mingling with guests.
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Hayward welcomed the crowd to what was hoped to be a long weekend of "history in the making." Sadly, most of the events have been postponed due to the hurricane.
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Chef Huda, The Fab Empire's Joi-Marie McKenzie and Whitney Stringer were spotted enjoying the festivities.
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Guests enjoyed lots of yummy treats.
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Drink specials included "The Legacy" and "The Dream."
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