Community leaders join hands for the civil rights anthem “We Shall Overcome” at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast Jan. 19 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The event was sponsored by St. Cyprian’s Episcopal and Union United Churches. Over 800 attendees heard a program that included Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin Walsh and keynote speaker Dr. Topper Carew, a 1960s SNCC member and civil rights activist who is now a researcher at MIT Media Lab.
Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger hosted his third annual clothing drive with Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries on Thursday at Goodwill in Roxbury. More than 450 donors donated nearly 11,000 pounds of clothes to Goodwill. With Sullinger are Goodwill CEO Joanne Hilferty and Lindsey Gray, who donated nearly 3,200 pounds of clothes, winning a private clinic for 20 youth at the Lighthouse School, a school for students with special needs, where she teaches.