Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his I Have a Dream Speech at the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. 08/28/1963 ARC Identifier 542069
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his I Have a Dream Speech at the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. 08/28/1963 ARC Identifier 542069

King Legacy Celebration

The January 18, 2021 event, presented by the MLK Jr. Coalition and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, is going virtual and starts at 9 a.m. via Zoom. WLWT anchor and reporter, Courtis Fuller, serves as emcee with keynote speaker DeMarco Morgan and special performances. Registration is required. Click here for more information.

MLK Commemorative March & Motorcade

The King Legacy Celebration program is followed at 10:30 a.m. by the annual one-mile march and motorcade that begins and ends at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Participants can drive their personal cars in the motorcade, ride the Rosa Parks Bus or march. Registration is required for the motorcade and bus, and face masks are required for all marchers. Following the parade is a virtual program with keynote speaker, Rev. Nelson Pierce, Jr. The program's theme is “We Will Never Be Satisfied Until Justice Rolls Down Like Water." It starts at Noon and can be viewed at mlkcoalition.org.

Northern Kentucky MLK Day Event

The Cities of Erlanger, Elsmere, Independence, and Covington in Kentucky are jointly sponsoring a virtual event to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil rights leader Raoul Cunningham is the guest speaker and will be sharing stories of his more than six decades of fighting against injustice. The 30-minute program begins at 6 p.m. and is viewable on the Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TBNKonline/live_videos.

MLK Brunch

The Morehouse Cincinnati Dayton Alumni Association is hosting a brunch on January 17, 2021, at Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge. There will be two seatings – at 10 a.m. and Noon – for the Southern-style meal that includes live music and drinks. COVID-19 safety protocols will be enforced. Click here for more information.

MLK Celebration in Lebanon

Stand up to hate with love on January 18, 2021 at the 36th annual celebration presented by the MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon. The event is virtual this year and begins at 7 p.m. with musical performance and a service led by community leaders, students, and area churches. RSVP is required. Click here for more information.