Triangle residents celebrate life, legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with many events happening in our area this week.

SUNDAY

MLK Keynote, Durham
Andrew Gillum, the first African-American nominee for Florida governor will speak about the "power of the people" and deliver the keynote address at Duke's annual Martin Luther Jr. commemoration.

MONDAY

40th Annual MLK Jr. Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, RTP
The annual prayer breakfast will be served at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. Doors open at 5:45 a.m. but breakfast is served from 6-8 a.m.

MLK Celebration March, Breakfast & Service, Fuquay-Varina
The Cultural Arts Society of Fuquay-Varina and faith community are presenting its 16th MLK celebration. A march will begin at Fuquay-Varina Middle School and ends at St. Augusta Missionary Baptist Church where there will be a breakfast and service.

MLK Day Rally, Chapel Hill
There will be a rally at Peace and Justice Plaza at 9 a.m. followed by a march to First Baptist Church for coffee and an interfaith service.

40th MLK Memorial Day March, Raleigh
The march departs from State Capitol Building on the Edenton Street side starting at 10 a.m.

Ribbon cutting for Carrboro's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Town officials will cut the ribbons on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, at 1120 Hillsborough Road in Carrboro.

40th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Evening Musical Celebration, Durham
This free event will take place at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, Fayetteville
The 27th prayer breakfast will be held at Crown Expo Center. The keynote speaker is Dr. Bishop Kenneth Monroe of Eastern North Carolina District A.M.E. Zion.

Book Harvest MLK Book Drive, Durham
Dream Big is Book Harvest's annual celebration of books and kids! There will be a book drive, food truck rodeo, activity fair and volunteer opportunities. Book Harvest's 2019 drive brought in 44,092 books.

How you can help the Durham Book Harvest

TUESDAY

MLK Day Reflections by Dikgang Moseneke, Durham
Dikgang Moseneke, former deputy chief justice of South Africa and a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke during the spring semester of 2020, will reflect on his life experiences.

WEDNESDAY
MLK Day Lecture, Chapel Hill

UNC will celebrate Dr. King's legacy with a keynote by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, author, radio host and Georgetown University sociology professor. Event is free but tickets are required.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg will host its annual commemoration of Dr. King's life at Iron Mike Conference Center.

THURSDAY
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration, Wake Forest
Several local churches will come together to honor Dr. King's legacy. The free celebration will be held at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church and it will start with a light meal.

SATURDAY
19th Annual African American Cultural Celebration, Raleigh
The statewide kickoff to Black History Month will happen at North Carolina Museum of History. There will be musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians, playwrights, authors, artists and more.

SATURDAY, Feb. 1.
Annual NC MLK and Black History Month Parade and Block Party, Durham
Celebrate Black History Month with Fayetteville Street Parade featuring marching bands, step/dance/drill teams, cars, mascots, cartoon characters and more. A block party will take place on Burlington Ave. with food trucks and vendors.

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Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with many events happening in our area this week.

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