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Summary of the 2015 MLK Holiday Celebration

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Wreath Laying Ceremony
January 16, 2015
Memorial Gardens | Raleigh, NC
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Annual Salute to Greatness Awards Dinner
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Hotel | Atlanta

The King Center will recognize President Bill Clinton for his extraordinary work with The Clinton Foundation, including his bi-partisan efforts with the Clinton Global Initiative, by presenting him with one of the Center’s highest honors, the Salute to Greatness Award. The award is given during the Annual Salute to Greatness Awards dinner. “The dinner is our primary fundraiser and provides an opportunity for The King Center to recognize an individual and a corporation that reflect excellence in leadership and a commitment to social responsibility in the spirit of my father,” stated King Center CEO, Dr. Bernice A. King.

Information concerning sponsorship opportunities and tickets for the Salute to Greatness Awards Dinner is available on The King Center’s website at www.thekingcenter.org or you may call 404.526.8911 for further details. Also, please reach out to The King Center if you are interested in learning more about our educational and training initiatives.


 

Monday, January 19

7:15 a.m. – Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
(Free Breakfast from 6-8am only! Doors open at 5:45 a.m. Breakfast will end at 8am)
Sheraton Imperial Hotel | Research Triangle Park
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Keynote Speaker:
We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast is Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr. Dr. Johnson, a social entrepreneur, has spent the past two decades examining and testing strategies for successfully educating children who live in areas of concentrated poverty. Dr. Johnson is the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. [ Read Bio ]


40 Days of Peace March
March assembly at 10am; March starts at 11am
Departs from Capitol Building- Downtown Raleigh, Edenton Street side


Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Noon Ecumenical Observance
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Keynote Speaker:
We are so pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the Noon Ecumenical Observance in Partnership with Shaw University is the The Reverend Dr. Cathy S. Gilliard, Presiding Bishop of the New York Annual Conference and Senior Minister of Park Avenue United Methodist Church , NY. [ Read Bio ]


5:30 p.m. – Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Evening Musical Celebration
Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts
Featuring National Recording Artist Jakelyn Carr
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NATIONAL EVENT
The King Center’s 47th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary | Atlanta

Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, the first female president of Alabama State University, will be the keynote speaker at The King Center’s 47th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service. The Service, commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 86th birthday anniversary and the 30th holiday observance in his honor, will be held at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary on Monday, January 19, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The King Center’s Founder, Coretta Scott King organized the first religious service commemorating Dr. King’s birthday in 1969 with the intention that it would become an annual tradition and the spiritual centerpiece of future observances of Dr. King’s birthday.

For more information, please call (404) 526-8961.


Spectacular Magazine’s 13th Annual Durham MLK Black History Month Parade
Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 12:00 p.m.
Fayetteville Street (W.C. Pearson Elementary School to NCCU)

CALLING ALL MARCHING BANDS, STEP/DANCE/DRILL TEAMS, SCHOOL & CHURCH GROUPS, BUSINESSES, CIVIC/GREEK/COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, CARS/TRUCKS/MOTORCYCLES, QUEENS & KINGS, & MORE!!

You are invited to participate in the  13th Annual Durham MLK Black History Month Parade
ALL ETHNIC GROUPS WELCOME!

PARADE GRAND MARSHAL:
Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr.
Member – Wilmington Ten
Interim President/CEO – National Newspaper Publishers Assn.

PARADE THEME:
“We Shall Overcome…”

A lifelong activist, Dr. Chavis (left) overcame racial injustice & wrongful imprisonment to become vocal leader in civil rights movement.

…if you believe, just like Dr. Chavis, that We Shall Overcome the injustices facing our community and world today…

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