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Several local churches and community organizations will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a free, public celebration on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 237 Friendship Chapel Road. The evening’s theme will spotlight one of Dr. King’s messages: “I have decided to stick to […]

2022 marks the 17th year of the annual Durham City-County Martin Luther King, Jr. Employee Observance Program. Durham’s local governments will join to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the week of the MLK Day holiday. The virtual event will include two speakers and a special musical dedication. The emcee of […]

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, join Keep Durham Beautiful and our partners at NC Wildlife Federation, Bull City Trailblazers, and Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association to help beautify Durham and protect the health of our watersheds by removing litter from park grounds, creeks, and streets. MORE DETAILS HERE We will have several […]

Every year on MLK Day, Book Harvest celebrates the power of community and their big dream of books and literacy for all kids with our biggest event of the year: Dream Big! The celebration is part book drive, part volunteer event, part community partner fair, part festival, and all party and fun! Head to their […]

Applications are currently being accepted for the 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition that will be held, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the contest will take place via a virtual format, with only participants, staff and judges in attendance utilizing social […]

Eight months before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington D.C., he spoke these words to a crowd of 1,800 people in a Rocky Mount gymnasium on November 27, 1962. W. Jason Miller, Professor of English at North Carolina State University, found the recording, restored it and […]

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, here’s a list of activities Friday, January 18 9am-Wreath Laying Ceremony Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gardens 1215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Raleigh Saturday, January 19 7:30am-3:45pm- 2019 Youth Innovation Summit:The Triangle Uplift Foundation is sponsoring the summit to inspire students in grades 5th through […]

The Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee and Radio One invite you to join us as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Welcome to 2018 where news outlets think it’s cute to tweet a picture of a civil rights icon in his casket. Guess when they deleted it? Only after his daughter, Bernice King, replied to the tweet and called them out.   The caption read, “Has anybody here seen my old friend Martin?” According to Huffington Post, […]

Bernice King, the daughter of the late Coretta Scott King, wants her mother’s letters, speeches, and commentary to be published.

During the event, actors, activists, and musicians will pay homage to Dr. King with recitations of his most revered speeches, as well as musical performances.

The 93-year-old activist was honored Thursday for his work in civil rights at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis, Tennessee.