A breakfast and prayer service start off Monday's Martin Luther King, Jr Day events. The celebration culminates with a program at Music Hall.
MLK Coalition President Jay Payne says there won't be a keynote speaker this year.
"We have three youth group presenters who are presenting in a more spoken word and theater tradition," says Payne.
Payne says that theme is Continuing King's legacy. The 40th annual civil rights march begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Freedom Center. It continues on to Fountain Square and to the annual celebration at Music Hall at noon.
The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program, presented by the local MLK Coaltion, happens Monday, January 19 at Music Hall. Joining Jim Stump to talk about the arts components in this year’s program are Michael Burnham (spoken word) and Steve Milloy (director/conductor of the MLK Coalition Chorale.)