2019 Martin Luther King Jr Commemoration  Johns Hopkins Medicine
Founded in 1982 by the late cardiac surgeon Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., a medical pioneer and civil rights activist, the Johns Hopkins Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration was held Jan. 18, 2019 in Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore medical campus. The 37th annual event featured Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, as the keynote speaker. Unified Voices, a choir of Johns Hopkins employees and East Baltimore residents, celebrated with a 25th-anniversary performance.