Posted: Jan 19, 2014 6:10 PM by Greg Renoud
Updated: Jan 20, 2014 11:41 AM
BATON ROUGE - Monday marks the symbolic birthday celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
King's birthday is actually January 15th but it is celebrated nationally on the 3rd monday of January.
Here are some events around the greater Baton Rouge area celebrating the day.
Baker MLK March
Baker MLK Legacy March and celebration at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Program after the march at the Baker Municipal Center on Groom Road featuring state Sen. Sharon Weston-Broome.
MLK Day of Service
On Monday, January 20, 2014, beginning at 8:30 a.m., Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge (RTBR) volunteers will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a labor of love for a long-time citizen of Baton Rouge. Mrs. Mary Lee Johnson has lived in her home at 940 St. Joseph Street for more than forty (40) years. She is now struggling
MLK Day of Service
"Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle and the MLK Community Center will sponsor "A day on, not a day off", as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteers will gather at the MLK Community Center on Monday, January 20th at 8:30 am. Breakfast will be provided by Attorney Gordon McKernan. The Service project will begin at 9:15 am. Project Location is 4254 Billops Street. This project is sponsored by First Millennium Construction Company and Entergy."
Martin Luther King Jr., Parade and March - 8 a.m., Commemoration Program includes representatives from BR's varied faith community, civic / community entities & governmental leadership, ending with a march for peace from the church to the Baton Rouge River Center, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd., 383-5401, www.mtzionfirstbaptist.com
MLK SU Day of Service
The 2014 MLK Day of Service Community Project would like to invite you to make January 20th a day on, not a day off! This year's project will be held in the Baton Rouge Area zip code of 70807. Please encourage others to register today.
Registration starts at 7 AM
Monday January 20th, 2013
Southern University and A&M College (Mini Dome)
Working in the 70807 Zip Code Area
MLK Day of Service Volunteers will register at Southern University Mini Dome at 7:00 a.m. have refreshments, and participate in an opening session at 8:00 a.m. that will focus on the goals for the day.
Following the opening session,MLK Day of Service volunteers will be transported to their designated host site. The host site activities will include painting, litter pickup, landscaping, minor repairs, and room organizing at local elementary, middle, and high schools. Refreshments will also be provided throughout the day.
Photo Project MLK
Creative Faces and Community Dreaming
New Photographic Portrait Project Takes Shape in Old South Baton Rouge
Installation on MLK Day of Service, Monday, January 20, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
BREC Expressway Park Playground, intersection of South Blvd. and Thomas H. Delpit Drive. Parking is available on South Blvd. The event is open to the public. The LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs will begin hanging large public art versions of the photographic portraits at BREC's Expressway Park Playground at 1:30 p.m.
Plymouth Rock Baptist Church MLK Program
Adell Brown, executive vice chancellor and vice chancellor for research at Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center has accepted an invitation to speaker at Plymouth Rock Baptist Church of Plaquemine as part of the annual Martin Luther King's birthday celebration. The program will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Jan. 20 at the Plymouth Rock Baptist Church of Plaquemine, 58830 Iron Farm Road, Plaquemine, Louisiana. Brown's speech will be entitled "Celebrating our Past and Being Watchful of our Present."
The event is organized by the Iberville Parish Ministers' Conference headed by Reverend Lee T. Wesley.
Wilson MLK March
March and program in the village of Wilson at 10 a.m. starting at Wilson Fire Dept. and ending at Second Baptist Church on La. 19
Zachary MLK March
March begins at 6 p.m. Monday beginning at City Hall. Patrick Jenkins, dir. of operations for the Zachary school system will be guest speaker.