267. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations


Next Monday, we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The man who spent his life standing up against injustice, and reminded us that we are all created equal. If you are looking to join fellow Nashvillians in remembering this iconic American see below for various events taking place in Music City. Nv_Public_Library_CivilRightsRoom3_glayda

MLK Diversity Breakfast: Rose Jackson Flenorl
Ezell Center at Lipscomb University
January 15
Guest speaker Rose Jackson Flenorl is Manager of Social Responsibility for FedEx Global Citizenship.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Vanderbilt University Commemoration
Vanderbilt University
January 15-18
Commemorating Dr. King’s life and legacy, the University community will gather together for a series of programs including: participation in the city-wide march, community service, educational forums and lectures.

MLK Days of Service 2016
January 16-18
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by joining Hands on Nashville as they give back to the community through service.

Let Freedom Sing!
Schermerhorn Symphony Center Center
January 17
For more than 20 years, the Nashville Symphony has hosted this concert honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Joined by special guests, the orchestra will perform a mix of spirituals, popular songs and classical music honoring the triumphs of the civil rights movement.

5K4MLK Run/Walk
East Park Community Center
January 18
The 5K4MLK unites the community to run for diversity in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

OZ School Days: MLK, Jr. Birthday
Centennial Performing Arts Studios
January 18
Throughout the entire day children can participate in engaging workshops led by Nashville based teaching artists.

Nashville MLK Day
Tennessee State University
January 18
A Youth Program opens the day at Jefferson Street Baptist Church at 8:30am. The Ceremonial March begins at 10am at the Jefferson Street Baptist Church. The Convocation is at 11am at TSU Gentry Complex.

New Hope Foundation presents Realizing the Dream feat. Martin Luther King III ad Dick Gregory
Music City Center
January 18
Martin Luther King III will deliver the keynote address and will be joined by legendary comedian Dick Gregory and The New Hope Foundation President and Chair Person, Carol Criswell-Jenkins.

Don’t forget to check out Black History Month in Music City.

267. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations

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