Posted: Jan 17, 2013 3:19 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2013 10:25 AM
BATON ROUGE - Here are a list of local MLK events going on around the area. If you'd like your event listed, submit it on our Community Calendar or email News@WBRZ.com.
Jan. 21: The West Baton Rouge Museum will be open in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Documentary "Citizen King" will be shown at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. This film traces Dr. King's efforts to recast himself by embracing causes beyond the Civil Rights movement by becoming a champion of the poor and an outspoken opponent of the war in Vietnam. Tapping into a rich archive of photographs and film footage and using diaries, archives and letters this film brings fresh insights to King's journey, leadership and impact. The museum will be free to the public this day.
Jan. 21: 6th annual Martin Luther King Legacy March and Celebration occuring in the City of Baker January 21, 2013. Please join us as the City of Baker and it residents gather to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the dream he helped to creat for all citizens. At Baker Municipal Center, 3325 Groom Road, 8 am
Jan. 21: The NAACP Baton Rouge chapter is hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. program and march, which is set to begin at 8 a.m. at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd. he commemoration program includes representatives from Baton Rouge's faith community, civic and community entities and governmental leader. The program will culminate with a march for peace from the church to the Baton Rouge River Center. The program has an end time of 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 21: LSU MLK Commemorative Celebration with the MLK Day of Service. The day of service begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.
Jan. 21: LSU MLK candlelight vigil from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the LSU clock tower.
Jan. 23: The LSU multicultural center will host a special event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the LSU Student Union Theatre, which will feature Michael Eric Dyson.
Jan. 24: LSU students will take the stage, as the LSU multicultural center hosts the MLK performing arts night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. inside the LSU Union Theatre.