List of events: Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. across the Triangle

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 21. There are many opportunities to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. around the Triangle leading up to MLK Day.

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MLK prayer breakfast held in Durham to honor slain civil rights leader.



Here's a list:

Monday, January 21
39th MLK, Jr. Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

Many gathered at the Sheraton Imperial hotel Monday morning for the 39th MLK, Jr. Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, 8 a.m.
Crown Expo Center
1960 Coliseum Drive in Fayetteville

MLK Memorial March, 11:00 a.m.
State Capitol Building in Raleigh
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Hundreds gather for MLK memorial march in downtown Raleigh



Martin Luther King Noon Observation, 12 p.m.
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 E South St in Raleigh

Dream Big MLK Day Book Drive and Community Celebration, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Donate books to Book Harvest to help make sure children have access to reading.
Durham Central Park



MLK Evening Musical Celebration, 5:30 p.m.
Meymandi Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
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Book Harvest NC held its annual Dream Big Book Drive on Monday afternoon.



Saturday, January 26
18th Annual African American Cultural Celebration, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The statewide kickoff to Black History Month is named a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society and will feature 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians and more.
North Carolina Museum of History
5 E Edenton Street in Raleigh

Saturday, February 2
North Carolina MLK Black History Month Parade and Block Party, 12 p.m.
The 17th annual North Carolina MLK Black History Parade will roll down Fayetteville Street in Durham and end on the NC Central campus with a block party.

Several events have already taken place. They are listed below:

Tuesday, January 15 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday)
UNC Walk for Health Marches to recognize Union soldier, 12:00 p.m.
Bobby Gersten, 98, World War II veteran and UNC's oldest athlete will lead the march from the Pit to the steps of South Building.
William "Henry Jr." Thorpe, founder and director of UNC Walk for Health will wear Union solider garb and deliver a message to University officials.
UNC campus
Chapel Hill, NC



Friday, January 18
Wreath Laying Ceremony, 9 a.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gardens
1215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Raleigh

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance with guest speaker Senator Valerie Foushee, 10 a.m.
Jerry Passmore Senior Center
103 Meadowlands Drive in Hillsborough


Saturday, January 19
2019 Youth Innovation Summit , 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
The Triangle Uplift Foundation is sponsoring the summit to inspire students in grades 5th through 12th grade in the Triangle.
Cary Academy

Sunday, January 20
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Commemoration and Celebration, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
African American civil rights activist and "Me Too" movement founder Tarana Burke will deliver the keynote address.
Duke Chapel
401 Chapel Drive in Durham
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