The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday is Monday, January 20. Here is a list of events and happenings taking place around the area to help honor Dr. King's life and legacy:
- The Krewe of Harambee will roll through downtown Shreveport at 1:00 p.m. Monday. It includes a large number of marching bands from throughout the region. The parade route will follow Milam and Texas streets downtown. There is a "Battle of the Marching Bands" and second line in the 700 block of Elvis Presley Avenue near the Municipal Auditorium.
- Bossier Schools will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Classes will resume Tuesday, January 21.
- Caddo Schools will be closed in observance of the MLK holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 21.
- City of Bossier City administrative offices, including city council and city court, will be closed Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash collection routes will not be affected and will run as scheduled that day.
- The Southern Arkansas University 19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Memorial March and Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2014. The March will begin at Miller's Cafeteria on Vine Street at 5 p.m. and proceed down University Street to the SAU Reynolds Center. The ceremony will begin around 5:30 p.m. in Foundation Hall. The community is encouraged to participate in the march and attend the ceremony.
Valerie Wilson, vice chancellor for information technology at SAU Tech, will be the guest speaker for the ceremony.
- Mayor Cedric Glover and the Baptist Ministers Fellowship Conference of Shreveport will host a citywide service Monday, January 20, to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The special service begins at 6:30 p.m. at Galilee Baptist Church, 1500 Pierre Ave., where the renowned E. Edward Jones is Pastor. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr., Senior Pastor at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., will be the featured speaker.
- Centenary College will celebrate the legacy and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a week-long tribute, January 20-25. Dream Week 2014 will offer events that encourage participants to reflect on the past while acting upon the promise of the future.
All events for Dream Week 2014 are open to the public:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day
January 20, 8:00 a.m., Kilpatrick Auditorium/Various Sites
Dream Week Convocation: Dr. Lee Morgan, Professor Emeritus
January 21, 11:10 a.m., Whited Room in Bynum Commons
Lunch with Dr. Lee Morgan, Professor Emeritus
January 21, 12:00 p.m., Cafeteria in Bynum Commons
Film Screening: 42
January 21, 7:00 p.m.
Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas Street
Dream Week Convocation: "The Unknown Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement"
January 22, 12:00 p.m., Whited Room
Dream Week Convocation: Ms. Sherricka Fields '05
January 23, 11:10 a.m., Whited Room
Lunch with Ms. Sherricka Fields '05
January 23, 12:00 p.m., Cafeteria in Bynum Commons
Film Screening: RACE—The Power of an Illusion
January 23, 7:00 p.m., LSUS University Center Theatre
Theatre Performance: "Four Little Girls"
January 24, 7:00 p.m., Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition
January 25, 1:00 p.m., Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
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