Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations

SC (WMBF) - Various programs and events are planned for January 19, and the days leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. How will you celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King?

Below is a list of celebrations in your area.


Brown Bag Working Luncheons (Small Business Development and Job Fair and Training)

When: Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10 a.m.

Where: Myrtle Beach Train Depot

About: The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Committee has many events planned for January 17-19.

Statewide Deliberative Dialogue Forum

When: Saturday, January 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Myrtle Beach Middle School

Community Talent Show Finals

When: Saturday, January 17, 5 p.m.

Where: Wheelwright Auditorium, Coastal Carolina

Civil Rights Sunday: Ecumenical Service

When: Sunday, January 18, 4 p.m.

Where: Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church

Corporate and Community Awards Breakfast

When: Monday, January 19, 8 a.m.

Where: Canal Street Recreation Center

About: Armstrong Williams will be the guest speaker.

Dr. Martin Luther King Grande Parade

When: Monday, January 19, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Downtown, beginning at the Pelicans' stadium


17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

When: Thursday, January 15, 6:30 p.m.

Where: McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium, FMU.

About: Francis Marion University and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce will host the MLK celebration. President and Chief Executive Officer of the Columbia Urban League, Inc, James T. McLawhorn, Jr, is the keynote speaker. There will also be musical performances. Admission is free and the public is invited.

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