Monday, January 15, 2018
30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The City of Columbia’s 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be held on today, January 15, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and Community Center, 2300 Greene Street.
Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, Benedict College’s 14th president and the first female president in the institution’s 147-year history, will be the keynote speaker, the City of Columbia and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation announced.
The MLK Day Choir, Benedict College’s combined Gospel and Concert choirs, will perform two musical selections beginning around 3:45 p.m. AC Flora High School JROTC and Columbia native Dr. Edward Hill will participate in this year’s celebration.
A Wreath Laying Ceremony commemorating the historic marker honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held at 3 p.m. at the corner of Harden and Greene streets on Monday, January 15. Members of the Alpha Psi Lambda and Omicron Iota Lambda chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will lead the ceremony.
Parking will be available at the SC Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services garage located at 1221 Gregg Street (corner of Lee and Santee streets). The City’s Parks and Recreation Department will provide transportation to the park from the garage beginning at 1:30 p.m.