2013 Martin Luther King Jr Day Events In Charlotte

Start Date: January 19, 2013
End Date: January 21, 2013

Location: Various Locations: Charlotte, NC


2013 Martin Luther King Jr Day – Events and celebrations honoring the life and legacy of MLK. Taking place in and around Charlotte, NC.

“Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off”



MLK Memorial and Wreath Laying Celebration
Tuesday, January 15th – 12pm at Marshall Park
On Dr. King’s actual birthday, January 15, a brief but symbolic wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the MLK statue in Marshall Park at 12pm, kicking off the annual celebration. This year’s event features community leaders Glenn Thomas and Jibril Huff, along with Charlotte City Council member LaWana Mayfield.
Marshall Park: 800 E. 3rd St, Charlotte, NC

Mitchell Community College Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance Celebration
Thursday, January 17th – 12:15pm
The program will feature guest speaker Rev. Walter Wagener, a retired Methodist minister. In 1965, while serving as a campus minister at the University of Wisconsin, Wagener marched with Dr. King in Chicago to help end segregation in the schools. In addition, there will be a presentation of the annual Viola Kimbrough-Parker Diversity Awards plus a reading by the winner of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Essay/Poetry contest. Free & open to the public.
Mitchell Community College, Shearer Hall: 500 W. Broad St, Statesville, NC

Charlotte Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
Saturday, January 19th – 11am
The parade starts at 11th and N. Tryon and ends at Stonewall and S. Tryon. The main stage is located at Levine Ave of the Arts. Each year, the city of Charlotte MLK Holiday parade features marching bands, Greek, community, civic organizations, local community leaders and much, much more.

Hands On Charlotte’s MLK Call to Service
Saturday, January 19th – 10am – 2pm
Each year, Hands On Charlotte honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by organizing special volunteer service projects on and around the holiday that bears his name. These projects not only deliver valuable assistance to nonprofit organizations, schools and other service providers around the area, but also allow thousands of citizens to reflect on the meaning of Dr. King’s life of service for today’s America.

Second Emancipation Proclamation Discussion
On Saturday, January 19, 2pm at the Main Library
A discussion will be held on MLK, Jr. and the 2nd Emancipation Proclamation. In 1961 and 1962 Dr. King appealed to President Kennedy to issue a Second Emancipation Proclamation outlawing segregation in commemoration of the centennial of Lincoln’s proclamation of 1863. He sent Kennedy a 75 page appeal on May 17, 1962 requesting a “national rededication to the principles of the Emancipation Proclamation and for an executive order ending segregation. This program will review the elements of this document and its influence on the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Main Library: 320 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Levine Museum
Sunday, January 20th 12pm – 4pm & Monday, January 21st – 10am – 4pm
Join the Levine Museum of the New South for their annual free community celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., and be among the first to see the new exhibit, Fighting for Democracy.
Levine Museum: 200 E. 7th St, Charlotte, NC

Legacy Concert With Special Guest Vanessa Bell Armstrong
Sunday, January 20th – 7:30pm
Legacy Concert: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This moving tribute of music, narration and dance reflects on Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement of America that sparked a nationwide spirit of reflection and change. The concert features the Legendary Gospel Singer, Broadway Actress and Stellar Award Winning Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Charlotte’s Christian School of Dance, the Legacy Concert Choir conducted by Cedric Meekins, Marcus Graham and Nathaniel Gumbs and many more. Tickets: $20 – $40
Knight Theater: 430 South Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

MLK Jr. Prayer Breakfast
Monday, January 21st – 8am
Each year this event celebrates and reflects upon Dr. King’s commanding tenets of the American Dream – Freedom, Democracy and Opportunity for All. The breakfast provides guests a tangible opportunity to support Dr. King’s dream for equality as the proceeds from the event are channeled directly into the McCrorey service area to help fulfill YMCA program and membership needs for all, regardless of economic status.
Crown Ballroom, Charlotte Convention Center: 501 S. College St.

MLK Day 2013 – Education, a Cornerstone of the Twentieth Century Freedom Struggle
January 21st – 9:00am – 4:30pm
Presentations and films at Wells Fargo Auditorium are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Admission to Gantt Center is free and open to the public. Admission to America I AM: The African American Imprint exhibit is $5.00 person and free for Gantt Center Members.
Gantt Center: 551 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Wells Fargo Auditorium: 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

Blue Carpet 44 – Inauguration Viewing Party & MLK Day Celebration Jan 21st @ Label
We are excited about the Re-Election of the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack H. Obama and we look forward to your participation in this milestone event. Join us on Monday, January 21st to witness this historic moment. The swearing in of our 44th President, Barack Obama. View it live and share the once in a lifetime moment with others. Time: 1pm
900 NC Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC


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