In the four decades since his death, Martin Luther King, Jr. stands as an international symbol of peaceful resistance and the manifest destiny of freedom to triumph over bigotry and oppression. The struggle for worldwide human rights continues while Dr. King’s work is celebrated at MLK Day events around the nation.
Locally, a march commemorating King’s work begins at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center at 10:45 a.m., proceeding to an 11:15 a.m. prayer service at Fountain Square. Participants can continue on to Music Hall for a memorial program at noon. The Music Hall event has performances by Bishop Todd O'Neal and Dr. Cathy Roma along with the voices of the Martin Luther King Chorale. Free.
Get event details here.