MLK Day of Service & Local Events

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States. (http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/martin-luther-king-day).

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. (http://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/days-service/martin-luther-king-jr-day-service-0).

Looking for a way to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Check out the events below!

MLK Celebration Activities for Sunday, January 18, 2015

  • 3:00p MLK Religious Celebration, Saint John Baptist Church, 5700 N Kelley
  • 6:00p NAACP/Jewish Cross Cultural Program at Temple BNAI Israel

MLK Celebration Activities for Monday, January 19, 2015

  • 7:00a Prayer Breakfast/Program at the Reed Center in Midwest City
  • 9:00a Opening Holiday Program-Freedom Center, 2500 N MLK Ave
  • 9:45a Silent March from Freedom Center to OK Historical Building
  • 10:45a National Bell Ringing Salute to Dr. King at The Oklahoma History Center
  • 11:00a Ringing of the Bell—Governor’s Office officiates at The Oklahoma History Center
  • 12:00n Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Program at Saint Paul’s Cathedral
  • 2:00p The Holiday Parade through downtown OKC

By Anna Cantu, Reference Assistant