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Schedule of events for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations

Thursday, January 13, 2011 | 1:38 p.m. CST; updated 4:56 p.m. CST, Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2011 celebration Calendar:

Columbia NAACP — annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program

  • 11 a.m. ceremony Monday at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Stadium Boulevard.
  • The ceremony will be followed by a motorcade from Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to Second Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway, where there will be a celebration program.
  • There will be a free community luncheon following the program.
  • For more information, contact Mary Ratliff at 445-3231 or 881-0163 or e-mail her at marrat300@aol.com.

Poor People’s Breakfast

  • The breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash St.
  • The event is free, but donations are welcome.
  • For more information or to make a contribution, contact Almeta Crayton at 874-0284 or 529-2151.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Candlelight Walk and Celebration

  • Participants gather at 6 p.m. Monday at the Douglass High School gym, 310 N. Providence Road.
  • The walk begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends with a service at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash St.
  • For more information, contact Bill Thompson at 874-6379.

 MU's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Lecture

  • A light reception will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 in Memorial Union's Stotler Lounge.
  • A presentation of “A Lie Cannot Live: Rescuing Honest Political Debate from Apathy and Disengagement” with New York Times Columnist Charles M. Blow begins at 7 p.m.

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