Week-long series of events that honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and educate the UofL campus and community on the importance of actualizing Dr. King’s ideals of social justice, non-violence, education, and service. MLK Day of Service
MLK Day of Service
Shelby Park, 600 East Oak Street
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., January 16, 2017
The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community service that helps empower and strengthen local communities. Help make our community parks extraordinary and make it “A Day On, Not a Day Off!” http://www.olmstedparks.org/events/
MLK Day of Service
University of Louisville - SAC Multi-purpose room
9:30a.m. - 3p.m., January 16, 2017
MLK, Jr. Day FILM SCREENING: “I Have A Dream”
144 N. Sixth St.
Monday, January 16, 2017
First screening: 10:00 a.m. and hourly thereafter
A panel discussion, “Continuing the Dream, Living the Legacy” will follow the 11:00 a.m. showing. Members of the Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students will discussion how young people are continuing the work of Dr. King and Muhammad Ali in our community. One of the most powerful and significant speeches in the history of the civil rights movement. http://alicenter.org/calendar/
National Council of Negro Women-Louisvill Section Annual King Breakfast
Crowne Plaza Hotel
830 Phillips Lane
9:30 AM, January 14, 2017
Tickets are $40 per person and must be purchased in advance.
Guest Speaker: Attica Scott, State Representative
On Monday, Jan. 16, Berea College will sponsor the following
events, which includes a memorial March in honor of the holiday. At 9:30 a.m.,
assemble at Union Church, 213 Prospect Street; at 10 a.m., march to First
Christian Church 206 Chestnut Street, led by BME and Community; at 10:15 a.m.,
a warm-Up at First Christian Church Community Room (Refreshments); at 10:30
a.m., a keynote performance by artist Mitzi Sinnott followed by a workshop; at
12:30 p.m., there will be lunch in Berea Cafeteria (Discounted lunches); at
3:00 p.m., Dr. Karsonya Whitehead, Loyola University Maryland, Convocation
Stokes Auditorium "From Black Power to Black Lives
Matter"; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., will be a reception and conversation with Dr.
Karsonya Whitehead, at the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education
On Tuesday, Jan. 17, at p.m. Berea College will sponsor,
“We’ve Come this Far by Faith: A
Conversation on Race, Religion, and Remembrance,” with Ben
Groth, Berea Campus
Christian Center and Kyle Brooks, Vanderbilt University.
Carter G. Woodson Center for
For more on the above Berea events, contact the Carter G.
Woodson Center for Interracial
Education at 859.985.3785.
Bardstown will have its annual Martin Luther King Holiday community
celebration at St. Monica’s Catholic
Church at noon on Monday, Jan. 16. State
Rep. George Brown will be the keynote speaker. Former Mayor Bill Sheckles is
chief organizer and Master of Ceremonies.
Kim Hickman will welcome guests. The Community Choir is under the
direction of David Kimberland and the Bardstown High School Choir under Cathy
Christian. The Rev. Roscoe Linton of St. John’s A.M.E. Zion will read
scripture, the Rev. Jewel Brock of First Baptist will give the invocation, and
the Rev. Randy Cooper will give the offertory prayer. City Councilwoman Kecia
Copeland will introduce the speaker. The theme is from a quote by Dr. Martin
Luther King that individuals are called to play “the Good Samaritan on life’s
roadside, but one day we must come to see that the whole road to Jericho must
On Wednesday Jan. 11, at 6 p.m., at Youth Night Activities,
will be “A Night with The King: Making History Matter,” at the 11th Street Baptist
Church located at 1035 Kenton Street in Bowling Green, Ky., 42101. The guest
speaker will be Carla Rodgers Brown.
On Saturday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m., at the Warren County Public
Schools, will be the Third Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. There
will also be music and Essay and Art contests. The event will be at Warren
Central High School located at 559 Morgantown Road in Bowling Green, Ky., 42101. Call for more information at
On Sunday, Jan. 15, at 4 p.m., will be the Martin Luther
King Jr. Youth Night Celebration
Presentation on Emmett Till. The guest speaker will be
Dorothy Jarrett, the Middle School
Principal from Norcross, Ga., and a family relative of the late Emmet Till. The
event will be at the Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School located at 165 Webb
Drive in Bowling Green, Ky., 42101.
On Monday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 a.m., will be the Martin Luther
King Jr. Holiday Memorial Breakfast at Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School
located at 165 Webb Drive in Bowling Green, Ky., 42101. The guest speaker will
be John C. Lee Jr., who is pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Bowling Green.
On Monday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m., will be the Martin Luther
King Jr. Memorial March. It will begin at the Warren County Justice Center
located at 1001 Center Street in Bowling Green, Ky., 42101. The march will end
at State Street Baptist Church located at 340 State Street.
On Monday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. will be the Martin Luther
King Jr. Memorial Celebration at
State Street Baptist Church located at 340 State Street in
Bowling Green, Ky., 42101. The guest speaker will be Dr. Gerald Smith of the
University of Kentucky.
On Monday Jan. 16, there will be a Martin Luther King Day
March in Franklin. The festivities begin at 8 a.m. with a Commemorative
Breakfast at First United Methodist Church, which is located at 107 N College
St, in Franklin, Ky., 42134. Pastor Mark Stacey will speak at the breakfast.
Afterward, the march will begin at the church and proceed to the Greater Taylor
A.M.E. Church at 604 Jefferson St. There will be a Commemorative Service at the
Greater Taylor church with Pastor Peter Williams speaking at 10:30 a.m. The
Franklin-Simpson Human Rights Commission is sponsoring the event. Contact Wanda
Tuck for more information at 270.598.9189.
On Sunday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m., will be the Martin Luther
King Jr. Commemorative Celebration. It will be held at the Elevated Missionary
Baptist Church located at 306 Bell Street in Franklin, Ky., 42134. The keynote
speaker will be Pastor Brian Hogg of Alpha Baptist Church in Franklin. Music
will be performed by the Alpha Vessels of Praise Youth Choir. For more
information call the African American Heritage Center of Franklin at 615.
On Saturday, Jan. 14, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., will be the
Fourth Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast. It will be
held at the First Presbyterian Church Conference Center located at 317 East
Main Street, in Georgetown, Ky., 40324. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $10 for
children 12 years old and under. The event is hosted by the Georgetown-Scott
County NAACP. For more information, contact Byron Moran at 859.338.9897.
On Monday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m., will be the Martin Luther
King Day March. It will begin at the Georgetown College Ed David Learning
Center, which is located at 151 Ed Davis Lane, in Georgetown, Ky., 40324.
Beforehand at 3:30 p.m., Dr. Derek King, a nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr., will be present to greet those in the community. The march will also end
at the Ed Davis Learning Center. There will be a program at 5 p.m. at the
Georgetown Baptist Church, which is located at 207 South Hamilton Street. The speaker
is Dr. Derek King of Indianapolis, Ind. The vocalist, former Miss Kentucky
Clark Janell Davis will perform. A reception with refreshments will be held at
6 p.m. The events are sponsored by the local NAACP, the City of Georgetown, and
11th Annual MLK Day Event, "Dream. Believe.
Become." All events are on Monday, Jan. 16: 8 a.m. (FREE pancake
breakfast); 9 a.m. (Commemorative March); 9:30 a.m. (Special Program). The
events will be at Harrodsburg Intermediate School, 443 East Lexington Street
Harrodsburg, Ky., 40330. Donations will be accepted at the
breakfast and will benefit Mercer Transformation (the organization managing the
old Harrodsburg High School campus on Lexington St.) FREE pink t-shirts will be
given to the first 200 attendees in honor of cancer awareness this year.
Contests for the t-shirt design, essay and banner are open to everyone. More
information, call Mercer County Extension Office at 859.734.4378 or email
On Saturday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m., is the Hopkins
County 33rd Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. It will be held at the
Byrnes Auditorium located at 750 Laffoon Street, in Madisonville, Ky. The event
will honor the life and legacy of the great civil rights leader with an evening
of special guest performances. The keynote speaker is Hilary O. Shelton, who
serves as senior vice-president for Policy and Advocacy and director to the NAACP
Washington Bureau. Kentucky Human Rights Commissioner Timothy Thomas is
organizer of the event Call him at 270.836.2281 for more information. Also,
visit the website at
On Sunday, Jan. 15, at 1:30 p.m., there will be a Martin
Luther King Jr. Holiday March from Bethel Baptist Church, which is located at
501 Forest Ave., in Maysville, Ky., 41056. Following will be a program at Scott
United Methodist Church, which is located at 118 Fourth Street.
On Monday, Jan. 16, at 11:30 a.m. will be the Annual
Northern Kentucky NAACP MLK Jr. Luncheon at the Syndicate Event Center, which
is located at 18 East Fifth St., in Newport, Ky., 41071. For more information,
On Monday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m., the Big Sandy Community and
Technical College in conjunction with the City of Pikeville will sponsor a
Martin Luther King Day Unity March. The march begins at First Baptist Church,
which is located at 126 Fourth St., in Pikeville, Ky., 41501. The march will
end at the Pikeville City Park, which is located at 101 to 199 Cumberland Ct.
For more information, contact Tina Terry of the Big Sandy Community and
Technical College at 606.886.7374.
On Monday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m., will be the 2nd Annual Martin
Luther King Holiday celebration luncheon at the Central Presbyterian church,
206 W Main St., in Princeton, Ky., 42445. There is a $5 charge and everyone is
invited. The Rev Dr. M.O. Fort, pastor of Virginia St. Baptist Church of
Hopkinsville, Ky., will be the guest speaker. Call Central Presbyterian Rev.
Ken Godshall at 914.643.3419 for more information.
On Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m., there will be a Lake
Cumberland Area Martin Luther King Holiday Community event. It will be held at
First Baptist Church, 128 N. Main Street, in Somerset, Ky. The guest speaker at
the program will be Rev. Richard N. Hughes, the College Minister of St. Stephen
Church of Louisville, Ky. Contact the church for more information at
The First Baptist Church in Whitesburg will host its annual
Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast and discussion at 9am on January 16, with a
service to follow at 10am.
There will be a screening of Ava DuVernay's 13th at 6pm on
1/16 in the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College auditorium. The
film explores the state of mass incarceration in America. Pizza and discussion
A screening of Ava DuVernay's Selma at 6pm on January 18
will be held at the Boone Youth Drop-in Center. The film tells the story of the
March on Selma. Pizza and discussion will follow.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel Service
Campbellsville University Chapel
10 a.m., Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Featured Speaker: Dr. Gerald Smith
Gerald Smith is a native of Lexington,Kentucky,and pastor at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Lexington. He earned his BA, MA, and PhD degrees in history from the University of Kentucky. He is currently an associate professor of African-American
history and the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar-in-Residence at UK. Dr.
Smith is the recipient of numerous awards,has served on a number of
different boards and committees, and now serves as chair of the Kentucky African American Heritage Commission.
11th Annual MLK Day Event: "Dream. Believe. Become."
8 a.m. (FREE pancake breakfast)
9 a.m. (Commemorative March)
9:30 a.m. (Special Program)
Donations will be accepted at the breakfast and will benefit Mercer Transformation (the organization managing the old Harrodsburg High School campus on Lexington St.) FREE pink t-shirts will be given to the first 200 attendees in honor of cancer awareness this year. Contests for the t-shirt design, essay and banner are open to everyone. More information: Mercer County Extension Office, 859.734.4378 or email email@example.com.
Admission is Free
Monday January 16, 2017
SPONSOR: The Richmond Human Rights Commission
SUPPORTED BY: Western KY University
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King March and Service
For more information: 859-634-2045
(March will start at the First Baptist Church on Francis St. at 5 pm, assembly beginning at 4:45 pm)
SPONSOR: Madison County Branch of the NAACP
Becoming Allies in the Struggle for Racial Justice
8p.m., Monday, January 9, 2017
Norton Center for the Arts - Weisiger Theatre
600 West Walnut St.
Danville, KY 40422
René Marie and Experiment in Truth
Norton Center for the Arts
8 p.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017
Known for her vocal vibrancy and self-possessed boldness. A distinctly American mélange of jazz, soul, blues, folk, and gospel.
Program will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church (103 East Pearl St. Cynthiana) following the March
For more information call Rev. Kenneth Newby at 859-707-1599
For more information contact Mrs. Carol Jackson at 606-923-9544