Columbia offers many options for MLK Day

Thursday, January 14, 2010 | 6:24 p.m. CST; updated 11:34 a.m. CST, Monday, January 18, 2010

Some Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Columbia on Monday:

  • Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Walk and Memorial Celebration — A candlelight march from the Douglass High School gym, 310 N. Providence Ave., to St. Paul AME Church, 501 Park Ave., will begin at 6:30 p.m. The memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, go to or contact Bill Thompson at 874-6379.
  • Poor People’s Breakfast — The breakfast will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash St., from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Almeta Crayton at 874-0284 or 529-2151.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service — The program will begin at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Stadium Boulevard at 11 a.m. After a ceremony, a motorcade will travel to Second Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway, for a celebration featuring the Salvation Army Choir and a free community luncheon. All cars participating in the motorcade should be on site by 11 a.m. Reserved parking and seating will be available to all motorcade participants. For further information, contact Mary Ratliff at 445-3231 or

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