Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events
4 P.M. TO 6 P.M. - The River Road African American Museum will host the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration under the theme "A Quest for Peace and Justice" at the museum at 406 Charles St. The event will have the Donaldsonville High School African American History class, the River Road African American Museum sign language ensemble, area ministers, and a viewing of the Washington D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial "Build the Dream" virtual tour on the outdoor big screen.
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH
7 A.M. TO 4 P.M. - Day of Service. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Baton Rouge Alumnae Chapter will hold a cleanup and beautification project at Glen Oaks Park Elementary, Glen Oaks High and Forest Heights Academy of Excellence schools in the Glen Oaks and Zion City subdivisions in north Baton Rouge.
7 A.M. TO 4 P.M. - Day of Service. The Louisiana Delta Service Corps will partner with the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance to paint the inside and outside of Mid City's office building as well as organize the warehouse. Working with volunteers from Forum 35, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and other sororities and fraternities.
8 A.M. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2012 Commemoration Program, Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd. Bishop Raymond will speak. He is the founder and pastor of Living Faith Christian Center. The program will culminate with a march for peace from the church to the Baton Rouge River Center. Followed by a voter registration drive.
8 A.M. - Day of Service. Baker, Municipal Center Auditorium, 3325 Groom Road. Community Walk and Breakfast followed by Martin Luther King day commemorative service at 10 a.m.
8:30 A.M. - Day of Service and program, Belaire High school, 12121 Tams Drive and La Belle Aire Elementary. Painting inspirational murals to create stimulating, learning environments for students and beautifying school gardens and the surrounding areas.
9 A.M. TO 3 P.M. - Day of Service. More than 160 LSU students, along with community partners and residents, will volunteer at several sites in historic Old South Baton Rouge to facilitate a home rehabilitation and provide site improvements for one church and two community gardens.
1:30 TO 2 P.M. - Fellowship meal at Emmett W. Bashful Fellowship and Activity Center, 4647 Groom Road, Baker. Followed by documentary of 1953 Baton Rouge bus boycott.
2 P.M. - "Operation Golden Shield" Fire Safety and Prevention Presentation and Public Benefits sign-up for senior citizens, Greater First Church Baptist Sanctuary, 4669 Groom Road, Baker.
5:30 P.M. TO 7 P.M. - Candlelight gathering for faculty, staff, students and community members at the LSU Memorial Clock Tower. After a welcome statement and a purpose statement, candles are lit and the walk begins as all sing hymns such as, "We Shall Overcome." After the march participants return to the LSU union for reception and entertainment.
5:30 P.M. - Candlelight march at Southern University. Members of fraternities and sororities will lead the march and gathering to celebrate King's birthday. Begins on Mayberry Lawn between Mayberry Dining Hall and the J.S. Clark Administration Building.
6 P.M. - The Zachary Martin Luther King Jr. Committee will hold a candlelight march from the Zachary City Hall to New Pilgrim Church, 4415 Old Weis Road.
10 A.M. - The Iberville Parish Minister's Conference will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration program at the Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, 58830 Iron Farm Road, Plaquemine. The Davis-Williams Award will be presented to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the community.
9 A.M. - Club OutReach will sponsor their annual Martin Luther King Program at the Club OutReach Center, 30277 Sunset St., Walker. The march will begin at 9 a.m. and the program at 10 a.m. Chris Hawkins, Walker High and LSU graduate, currently playing with the Tennessee Titans, will be honored.
10:15 A.M. - Assembling for march at L.M. Lockhart Center, corner of Rodeo Drive and Summers Street in Denham springs.
POINTE COUPEE PARISH
9:30 A.M. - The New Roads NAACP chapter will have a march starting at St. Augustine Church and ending at the Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse. A program will follow the march at 10 a.m. at the courthouse.
WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH
10 A.M. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at the New Popular Grove Chapter Missionary Baptist Church, 2302 Court St., Port Allen.