Dr. Martin Luther King’s holiday is Monday, Jan. 21. Dr. King was born on Jan. 15 and stood for justice and peace. This holiday, there is plenty of activities to attend and celebrate in his honor. A few of upcoming events in celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy include candlelight ceremonies and parades. They include:
Candle Lighting Ceremony hosted by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. is planned for 7 p.m. Jan. 18. The program will be held at 2901 Pennsylvania Ave, Dallas, Texas, 75215, MLK Jr. Recreation Center Gym.
MLK Birthday Celebration March/Parade will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 from Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, downtown Dallas. The participants will proceed down Ervay Street, turn left on MLK Blvd and end at Fair Park.
The MLK Birthday Celebration Award Banquet is Saturday, Jan. 19 at Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207. The Keynote Speaker for our banquet is John Bryant, CEO of Operation HOPE. The VIP Reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Dinner Award Program immediately following.
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