June 15, 2024

TAMPA, Florida (AP) Three members of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s family will be honored as honorary Buccaneers team captains when the Buccaneers visit the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC wild-card game Monday night.

Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King, and Yolanda Renee King will attend the game as special guests and take part in the pregame coin toss at Raymond James Stadium. It will be the King family’s first appearance at an NFL game to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

MLK family members to serve as honorary team captains at Eagles-Buccaneers  wild-card playoff game - Newsday

“Having the King family in attendance to celebrate the remarkable legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this special evening is an honor and a privilege,” Bucs co-owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz said. “The work being done by the Martin Luther King III Foundation is truly inspirational and aligns with the Buccaneers social justice mission to effect meaningful and positive change through purposeful dialog and impactful programs.”

The Bucs also intend to broadcast unique video board tributes and images during the game. The Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale will play “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “I Can See Clearly Now,” and “Way Over in Beulah Land” at halftime.


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