Schedule of events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day starts Friday
BY Staff Reports
Thursday, January 17, 2013
1/17/13 at 5:40 AM
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, and several events are set to commemorate the life of the civil rights leader.
From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Tulsa Dream Center, 200 W. 46th St. North, the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Society will honor youth who participated in the MLK speech, essay and art and oratorical contests. The Keeping the Dream Alive Award, which recognizes those who are perpetuating King's legacy, will also be presented at Friday's event.
"Two Cousins Walking Through Faith," a play that tells the story of living through the 1960s civil rights movement, will be performed at the Booker T. Washington Historical Site, 1631 E. Woodrow Place, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 plus a canned food item. Children younger than 5 are admitted for free.
At 5:15 p.m. Sunday, a procession will gather for the Walk in Peace at Seventh Street and Cincinnati Avenue. The group will begin marching at 5:30 and head to 13th Street and Boston Avenue, where an interfaith commemorative service will be held at 6 p.m. at Boston Avenue Methodist Church.
The Rev. John Nunes, president of Lutheran World Relief, will be the guest speaker. The 2013 oratorical contest winner will recite the "I Have a Dream" speech. Nursery care will be provided.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will start at 11 a.m. at Detroit Avenue and John Hope Franklin Boulevard. The parade route will then head east on John Hope Franklin Boulevard and through the OSU-Tulsa campus, then south on Greenwood Avenue to Archer Street and end in front of ONEOK Field at Archer Street and Elgin Avenue.
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Bernard Martin, a Tulsa firefighter, holds his son Jaden Martin, 3, on his shoulders as they watch the start of the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Tulsa last year. JOHN CLANTON / Tulsa World file