Celebrate the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

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Friday, January 16

A bell-ringing ceremony recalling Dr. King’s life and work is set for Friday morning on state government’s Bicentennial Plaza.The Bell-Ringing and State Employees’ Martin Luther King Observance Program. gets underway at 11:55 a.m. Members of the N.C. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission will initiate the bell-ringing tribute before the State Employees’ Observance Program, which will get under way at noon at First Baptist Church, 99 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh.

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Wreath Laying Ceremony
January 16, 2015, 6pm, Memorial Gardens, Raleigh, NC.

Monday, January 19
7:15 a.m. – Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
(Free Breakfast from 6-8am, Doors open at 5:45 a.m.)
Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park

Keynote Speaker:
The keynote speaker for the Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast is Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr. Dr. Johnson, a social entrepreneur, has spent the past two decades examining and testing strategies for successfully educating children who live in areas of concentrated poverty. Dr. Johnson is the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.

40 Days of Peace March
March assembly at 10am; March starts at 11am
Departs from Capitol Building- Downtown Raleigh, Edenton Street side

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Noon Ecumenical Observance
Keynote Speaker:
The keynote speaker for the Noon Ecumenical Observance in Partnership with Shaw University is the The Reverend Dr. Cathy S. Gilliard, Presiding Bishop of the New York Annual Conference and Senior Minister of Park Avenue United Methodist Church , NY.

5:30 p.m. – Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Evening Musical Celebration
Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts
Featuring National Recording Artist Jakelyn Carr

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