MLK Day Celebrations Around the Lowcountry

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!

MLK Jr. Tribute Concert

Saturday, Jan. 19, 5 p.m.
St. Matthew Baptist Church

This free event will feature Lowcountry Voices pay tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., victims of the Mother Emanuel AME Tragedy, as well as Aretha Franklin.

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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.

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MLK Parade

Monday, Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Downtown Charleston

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.

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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.

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