Join the National Black Arts Festival and an eclectic gathering of local activists, community leaders, politicians and artists for ATLANTA READS KING
, a community-wide project that commemorates the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s April 4, 1968, assassination. Participants are invited to read two to three pages from "The World House," an essay from King's influential collection Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community
. Readers include City Councilman Kwanza Hall and Fulton County Commissioner Nancy Boxill, among others. Free. 6 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. 404-730-7315. www.nbaf.org.