Thursday, January 15, 2015

Events: Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. in the Piedmont Triad 2015

FREE, WS: Discussion About "Freedom Riders". Jan. 17, 2pm. Old Salem Museums & Gardens in partnership with Wake Forest will host a discussion based on clips from the movie “Freedom Riders” in the James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center at 2pm. The discussion is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities to screen films from their “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” series. The film tells the terrifying and moving, story of when white and black students rode a bus into the Deep South to protest segregation and Jim Crow laws. The event is free and open to the public.

FREE, GSO:  Jan. 19 Beginning at 10am, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum  will be celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Admission is free, but there is a suggested $5 donation.  There are daylong events.  Please click onto their website for full details and times for each event.

FREE, HP:  Jan. 19, 10:30am.  MLK Annual Balloon Launch.  In honor and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 86th birthday, 86 balloons will be released by attendees.  Join us for this uplifting family event, which will also feature a speakr, dance groups and light refreshments.  Washington Terrace Park & Community Center, 101 Gordon St, High Point.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015 beginning at 11:00am. Held on Martin Luther King Drive in Greensboro, this annual celebration honors the immeasurable contributions of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as pays homage to others that continue his legacy.

FREE, WS: MLK Noon Hour Commemoration. Jan. 19, 12pm. The 35th Annual observance of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Sir Walter Mack, Jr.. The MLK Dare to Make A Difference Award will be presented to NC Senator Earline Parmon. The Twin City Choristers are musical guests. The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Noon Hour Commemoration founded and organized by Mutter D. Evans is the city’s longest on-going local observance. Free and open to the public.

FREE, WS: Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Concert. Jan. 19, 4pm. The Presbyterian Men of Grace Presbyterian Church will sponsor the `Twin City Choristers` in concert, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthdaY on the above date. The Choristers are directed by Dr. Fred D. Tanner. The general public is cordially invited to attend. Edward Allen is moderator of the Grace Men’s ministry. Rev. Toure’ C. Marshall is the senior pastor. Willie C. Gray is the vice moderator and program committee chairman. Free Concert, offerings will be accepted

FREE, GSO: Jan.19, 6pm.  MLK Day Candlelight Vigil at the ICRCM.  

FREE, WS: On Common Ground: If Not Now, When? Tuesday, Jan. 20. 7pm Social activist, author and comedian, Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory will present the 15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote speech at 7 pm in K.R. Williams Auditorium at Winston-Salem State University. In conjunction with Wake Forest University. The event is free and open to the public.

FREE, WS: MLK Young Dreamers Award. Jan. 20, 7pm. Each year, the Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission awards one male and one female the Martin Luther King, Jr. Young Dreamer Award in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.The Young Dreamers Award is given to citizens between the ages of 18 and 40 who have made a tangible difference in the lives of others which include fostering positive race relations, vocalizing or acting against an injustice, leading inclusiveness amongst individuals, embracing those who are perceived as different, and celebrating religious diversity. Free and open to the public.

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