MLK events in the Triangle

January 13, 2010 

Events throughout the Triangle in the next week will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

MLK Celebration at Wake Tech's Northern Wake Campus

11 a.m. Speaker is NaTasha Thompson, 16. Administration Building, 6600 Louisburg Road, Raleigh

N.C. State University MLK Campus Commemoration

Noon. Stewart Theater, NCSU campus, Raleigh


MLK Celebration at Wake Tech's Health Sciences Campus

9 a.m. Health Education Building, 2901 Holston Lane, Raleigh (behind WakeMed)

N.C. Central University MLK Convocation

9:45 a.m. Guest speaker will be Freddie Parker, NCCU professor of history. B.N. Duke Auditorium, Durham

Durham County-City Martin Luther King Celebration

Noon. The Rev. J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church of Durham, will deliver the keynote speech. Event is at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St., Durham


MLK Celebration at Wake Tech's Main Campus

11 a.m. Speaker is the Rev. Charles McKnight II. Student Services Building, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh

N.C. State Employees Martin Luther King Holiday Observance

Noon. First Baptist Church, 99 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh

Shaw University MLK Commemorative Service

Noon. Former U.S. Rep. Walter E. Fauntroy will speak. Thomas J. Boyd Chapel, Shaw University, Raleigh

Filmmaker Orlando Bagwell

6 p.m. Speaker is an Emmy-award winning independent filmmaker who co-produced "Eyes on the Prize" and "Citizen King." Richard White Lecture Hall, East Campus, Duke University, Durham

Martin Luther King Wreath-Laying Ceremony

6 p.m., Martin Luther King Memorial Gardens, Rock Quarry Road and Martin Luther King Boulevard, Raleigh


MLK Gang and Youth Assistance Town Hall Meeting

9 a.m. Marbles Museum, downtown Raleigh

Eighth Annual Durham Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade

Noon to 2 p.m. Grand marshal is N.C. Central University Chancellor Charlie Nelms. Fayetteville Street, Durham

"Obama NC: The Path to History" movie screening

3 p.m., Hargett Street YWCA, 554 E. Hargett St., Raleigh

"One Noble Journey"

6 p.m. Mike Wiley portrays more than 20 characters in this play, which will feature the Concert Singers of Cary's Chamber Choir. Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary


Vernon Jordan sermon

11 a.m. Vernon E. Jordan Jr., a former adviser to President Bill Clinton, will deliver the MLK Day sermon at Watts Street Baptist Church, 800 Watts St., Durham

Labor leader Dolores Huerta speaks

3 p.m. Dolores Huerta, who worked alongside Cesar Chavez on behalf of farm workers, will give the keynote address in Duke Chapel, Duke University, Durham

Gospel concert celebrating King's life

3 p.m. Wakefield Missionary Baptist Church, Proctor Street,Zebulon

Free MLK concert

4 p.m. Church of the Nativity, Ray Road, North Raleigh

University/Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet

6 p.m. Keynote speaker is the Rev. Mitchell Simpson of University Baptist Church in Carrboro. Banquet is at the William & Ida B. Friday Center for Continuing Education, Chapel Hill

Dream of Unity Ecumenical Observance

6 p.m. Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary


Zebulon MLK observance

7 a.m. Zebulon Baptist Church, Zebulon

Wendell MLK observance

8 a.m. Wendell Baptist Church, Wendell

Martin Luther King Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

8 a.m. Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park

5th Annual Martin Luther King Community Day of Service

Starts at 8:30 a.m., various projects throughout the Triangle. See

Day for Service

Starts at 8:30 a.m. Great Hall, Frank Porter Graham Student Union, UNC-Chapel Hill. See

MLK Youth Leadership Program

9:30 a.m. For middle school students. Multipurpose Room, Frank Porter Graham Student Union, UNC-Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Rally and March

9 a.m. Franklin Street Post Office and Court Building, Chapel Hill

Bell-ringing tribute

10 a.m. Bicentennial Plaza near the N.C. Museum of History, Raleigh

30th Annual Martin Luther King Holiday Memorial March

11 a.m. departs from State Capitol, Edenton Street side, downtown Raleigh

Durham Civil Rights Workers Reunion

11:30 a.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Kenneth Ray Hammond. St. Joseph's A.M.E. Church, 2521 Fayetteville St., Durham

30th Annual Martin Luther King Noon Ecumenical Observance

Noon. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center For The Performing Arts

African Children's Choir performance

2 p.m., Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham

MLK March and Candlelight Vigil at Duke University

Starts at 5 p.m. at Wallace Wade Stadium. Concludes at Duke Chapel. Duke University, Durham

Unity Dinner

5 p.m., Great Hall, Frank Porter Graham Student Union, UNC-Chapel Hill

30th Annual Martin Luther King Evening Musical Celebration

5:30 p.m., Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center For The Performing Arts

"He Was a Poem, He Was a Song"

7 p.m. Exploring King's legacy through music and poetry. Sonja Haynes Stone Center Theater, UNC-Chapel Hill


Rabbi Alyssa Stanton speaks

6 p.m. Alyssa Stanton, the nation's first African-American woman to be ordained a rabbi by a mainstream Jewish seminary, will speak in the Bryan Center, Duke University, Durham

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Million Meals Service Event

5 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by Duke University, N.C. Central University and Southern High School, will package 50,000 meals to be sent overseas to crisis-burdened areas and developing countries. Southern High School, Durham

Thursday, Jan. 21

Wake Forest's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

6 p.m. The town will celebrate by honoring Coach Reggie Lucas, who led the Wake Forest-Rolesville High School football team to a winning season. Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, Friendship Chapel Road, Wake Forest

Candlelight Vigil at UNC-Chapel Hill

6:30 p.m. McCorkle Place, around the Old Well, UNC-Chapel Hill

MLK Keynote Lecture

7:30 p.m. Actor Danny Glover will speak, along with the presentation of the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill. Free; tickets must be picked up in person from the Memorial Hall box office.

Friday, Jan. 22

"I, Too, Sing America"

6:30 p.m. A cultural celebration. Student Union Great Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill

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