Much To Do For King Day 2011 in Central Kentucky

New events added 1/12/11 – 1:30 p.m.

LEXINGTON- As has been done for more than 30 years, Lexington will again celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a big way with events and opportunities for service the entire week, January 13-17.

From a hip-hop pioneer speaking event to an off-Broadway production to children’s activities even a march through the streets of Lexington, there is certainly something for everyone to do.

January 13

Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission and the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment Present

Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Celebration, 4 p.m.

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History 100 W. Broadway, FRANKFORT, Ky

Keynote: Donald Smith, Supt. Marion County Schools

January 15

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Beta Gamma Omega Chapter

Coretta Scott King Spirit of Ivy Awards Luncheon- Honoring local women for their efforts to improve the Lexington community

Embassy Suites Tickets $35 NOT SOLD AT THE DOOR Call Dana at 425-4946

January 16

Hip Hop Pioneer Doug E. Fresh 7 p.m.

Lyric Theatre 300 E. Third Street 859-280-2201

“Hip-Hop: The Echo of A Movement” Presentation and Performance

$10 advance/$15 at door

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Worship Service 6 p.m.

Central Christian Church 205 E. Short Street

Featuring: Message by Main Street Baptist Church Pastor, Victor Sholar and the singing by the King Community Choir

January 17

The traditional Freedom March at 10:00 am

Freedom March departs from downtown Lexington Center Heritage Hall on West Main Street at 10:00am. The Freedom March line-up begins at 9:00am in the corridor of Heritage Hall and continues until 10:00am.  If your organization plans to march, please contact Terry Allen, MLK March Coordinator to register. Mr. Allen can be reached at the University of Kentucky by calling (829) 257-8927 for further information about the march.

The Commemorative Program at 11:00 am

The Commemorative Program begins at 11:00am in Lexington Center Heritage Halls East and Center. The FREE program features an encore performance of “Emergency” by Daniel Beatty. It is a one man play that has been performed to sold-out crowds in New York and this performance has earned Beatty an NAACP Image Award.

Explorium of Lexington- King Day Activities 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Open Art Studio Theme: Peace:What It Means To Me, Create art, explore museum for only $2 (regular admission $7 per person)

440 W. Short Street (use pedway from King Celebration at Lexington Center) 859-258-3253

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration- Create Your Dream

Carnegie Center for Literacy 251 W. Second Street 12:30-3:30 p.m.


Art, music, dance, showing of Dr. King speeches, refreshments

One World Film Festival  Presents – Soundtrack For A Revolution -FILM

Kentucky Theater  214 East Main Street, Lexington 2 p.m. only

This documentary tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music -the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. The film features new performances of the freedom songs by top artists, including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots; riveting archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders, including Congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond, and Ambassador Andrew Young.

King Day Of Service- Make It A Day On, Not A Day Off

Nationally and locally thousands will spend a portion of their day volunteering to help others.

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