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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events


King Day at the Dome 2017 – Monday, January 16, 2017 at 8:30 am at Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Join the South Carolina NAACP for King Day 2017 this Monday, January 16, 2017.  This year the keynote speaker will be Right Reverend Mildred “Bonnie” Hines with singing from Cedric Miles and United Voices of Praise.  We are marching for Education Equity, a Fair Criminal Justice System, Voting Rights, Affordable Housing, Fair Employment and Healthcare.

Call 803-754-4584 or send your questions by email to [email protected]  Please visit scnaacp.org.

MLK Day Celebration – Monday, January 16, 2017 from 9 AM – 2:30 PM at Columbia College, 1301 Columbia College Dr, Columbia, South Carolina 29203. The 2017 MLK Day Celebration Theme is: Cultivating Justice: Be the light in the darkness. “Working together we’ll sow the seeds of peace.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Click here for more information!

19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Keeping the Legacy Alive” Breakfast – Monday, January 16, 2017 Hosted by the Columbia Urban League. The event kicks off at 8:00 a.m at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center located at 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29169.

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture – Monday, January 16, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Stavros Hall), 990 Wildwood Avenue, Columbia, SC 29203. Join The Academy of Faith and Leadership for the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture featuring Dr. Obery Hendricks. In this politically and racially charged time, Dr. Obery Hendricks will address the issues that are dividing and hindering peace in America. It is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated as seating is limited.


29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration – Monday, January 16, 2017. The City of Columbia’s 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017, at 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and Community Center, 2300 Greene Street. The celebration will also include a Wreath Laying Ceremony to commemorate the historic marker honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 3:06 p.m. at the corner of Harden and Greene streets. Members of the Alpha Psi Lambda and Omicron Iota Lambda chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will lead the ceremony.

For more information about the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, contact Shireese M. Bell at 803-545-3100 or [email protected]


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Sharon Sanders is Co-Founder, Co-owner of the The MinorityEye. She is also a Digital Engagement Strategist and a Curator of information at The Minorityeye and the President of Clairvoyant, LLC which specializes in strategic communications and multimedia services. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Argosy University and she specializes in “Online Consumer Psychology.” Sharon provides companies with research and insight into the processes underlying consumer behavior in online environments…

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