LIST: East Texas MLK events

LIST: East Texas MLK events

POSTED: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:39am

UPDATED: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 1:36pm

In November 1983, Presidnet Ronald Reagan poclaimed the thrd Monday of January would be honored as Martin Luther King Jr., Day.

Howeverm, the day of remembereance was not officially obsereved in all 50 states until 2000.

King Jr., was an advocate for civil rights and headed a non-violent activist group that successfully protested racial discrimination at federal and state levels.

To see where you can celebrate the life and legacy of King Jr. see the events below:

  • Martin Luther King Parade: 10:00 a.m., Saturday. Parade begins at Ryder Street and ends at Broughton Recreation Center, 801 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard - $5 registration fee.
  • Community Festival: 11:30 a.m., Saturday at the Broughton Recreation Center. Event includes presentation of essay and art contest winners along with food, vendors, music and children's activities.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical Service: 6:30 p.m., Sunday at LifeBridge Christian Center at 2022 Alpine Road. Danny Craig of Woodland Church of Christ will be the primary speaker.
  • Table of Brotherhood Breakfast: 8:00 a.m., to 10:00 a.m., Monday at Johnny Cace's Seafood and Steak House, 1501 East Marshall Ave. Event will be in memory of Gerard Case.
  • Memorial March and Worship Service: 11:15 a.m., the march will line up at Broughton Recreation Center. The worship service will be noon at Mount Olive Baptist Church, and the Rev. Roy James of Longview First United Methodist Church will speak.Marshall - Martin Luther King Jr. Parade: Noon Monday. Parade will leave from the county courthouse and end at the convention center. $5 registration fee. Participants can call (903) 935-2255.
  • Marshall - Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet: 6:00 p.m., Monday at the Marshall Convention Center at 213 West Austin Street, Banquet costs $20 per ticket or $400 to sponsor a table (15 tickets).
  • Gladewater - Worship Service: 3:00 p.m., Sunday at the New Hope Baptist Church at 413 Roden Lane.
  • Gladewater - March: 10:00 a.m. Monday. The march will leave from Broadway Elementary School and end at Welden Bumblebee Park.
  • Hallsville - March and service: 5 :00 p.m., Monday. The parade will leave Galilee Baptist Church at 404 Galilee Road and continue to First Baptist Church. A service will follow at the First Baptist Church at 6 p.m. with Dennis Everett of Shreveport as the guest speaker.

For more information on MLK events, visit the Longview News-Journal.


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