Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
World | By Melba Underwood

MLK holiday celebration includes parade and call to service

MLK holiday celebration includes parade and call to service

The principal chief noted in Monday's statement that King wrote about colonization and the injustices committed against indigenous peoples and asked Cherokee Nation citizens to dedicate a day of service to their communities. Commemoration at University Park will begin on Monday, Jan. 15, and will celebrate and honor the life of the late civil rights leader. All are welcome to participate by signing up at

The community is invited to experience "Art Activism in the '60s", an outreach event set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, in Heritage Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center.

At the church, the celebration program will begin at 4 p.m.

City Hall and the Transfer Station will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Waste collection and emergency services will not be affected.

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The Union Valley Baptist Church, Lawrenceburg, and the pastor the Rev. Sheldon Rox will be host of the annual Martin Luther King March and Celebration Monday Jan. 15.

A unity banner will be created throughout the day to display in the museum, as well as unity bracelets for individuals.

The celebration kicks off with a remembrance march down South Jackson Street at 8:30 a.m. and is followed by a continental breakfast, prayer service and remembrance service. The event is free and open to the public. Panelists from area churches will discuss the challenges and opportunities that relate to the legacy of Dr. King, as well as how the community can foster more diversity and inclusion.

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