Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. Even after his assassination, which shook the world, his passion to love and spread peace continues to inspire others. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 and there are many ways to honor the man who has inspired so many people. Check out these Lowcountry MLK Day events!
The MLK Ecumenical Service
Sunday, Jan. 20, 4 p.m.
Morris Street Baptist Church
Bishop Green, presiding bishop of the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church., will deliver the keynote address to more than 1,000 expected attendees. The service is free and open to the public.
Monday, Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m.
The Charleston MLK Day Parade route will run from Burke High School along Fishburne Street, then north to Sumter Street, east along Sumter Street to King Street, and then south to Marion Square, turning east onto Calhoun Street. For registration details and other information on how to march or ride in the parade, visit the official parade site.
MLK Business and Professional Breakfast
Tuesday, January 22, 7:30 a.m.
Charleston Gaillard Center
The breakfast will feature Cynthia Bramlett Thompson, a businesswoman and philanthropist, who currently serves as a vice president of the Spoleto Festival USA board of directors, as keynote speaker and City of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg as honorary chairman.