Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

A listing of today's events going on throughout the community
Monday, January 19, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 3:39 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 10, 2008

Poor People’s Breakfast and Poor People’s Lunch

7 to 10:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Sharp End Restaurant

609 N. Garth Ave.

For more information, call Devin Hill at 449-4849.

NAACP Annual Memorial Service

11 a.m.

Motorcade begins at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 702 Banks Ave.,and proceeds to Second Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway.

The ceremony will begin once the motorcade arrives. The guest speaker is UM President Elson Floyd. A free community luncheon will be served following the program.

For more information, call Mary Ratliff at 445-3231 or 881-0163.

Embracing Diversity

10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A day of dance, crafts, language and other cultural activities at First Christian Church, 101 N. Tenth St. Hands-on activities, including Chinese calligraphy, family trees, heritage books and Latin dancing, will be geared to children of all ages and their families.

For more information call Shiloh Jordan at 424-8856 or e-mail

Stephens College Martin Luther King Award Convocation

4 to 5 p.m.

Recital Hall of Historic Senior Hall at Stephens College

100 Waugh St.

Annual Candlelight March and Celebration

6 p.m.

Gather at 6 p.m. at Douglass High School gym. Candles will be available for $2. The march begins at 6:30 p.m. Service follows at Second Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway, hosted by Clyde Ruffin.

For more information, call Bill Thompson at 874-6379.

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