Hartford: 32nd Annual Bell Ringing of the Liberty Bell

Post by​ James O. Williams         

When: Monday, January 15, 2018

Where: State Capitol, first floor                

The State of Connecticut Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission will join the rest of the nation in the 32nd Annual Bell Ringing of the Liberty Bell as a symbol of freedom and justice to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the State Capitol. The ceremony will be held on the first floor of the Capitol and will begin at 11:00 a.m. 

Every year on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the Commission honors distinguished citizens with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission Distinction Award.  This year’s recipients are: 

  • Lisa Tepper Bates, Executive Director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, is a leader in efforts to improve housing and end homelessness. 
  • Evelyn B. Green has used her outstanding skills as a librarian and certified archivist to work with cultural history groups, her church and other organizations.  
  • JoAnn H. Price is an investment company executive, and she has also played an important role to improve higher education and support arts and cultural organizations.

The Governor, legislators and all Constitutional Officers have been invited to attend this annual event honoring Dr. King. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Choir, under the direction of Wayne Dixon, will present musical selections.

The celebration is free to the public.