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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
2010 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Martin Luther King Jr.
January 11, 2010 - The MLK Commemoration Commission of Greater Knoxville has developed a series of events to commemorate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The events are all linked to the MLK Federal Holiday on January 18 and most events are scheduled on the holiday as well as during the five days proceeding the MLK holiday.

The MLK Memorial March Parade will be held on Monday, January 18th and will step off at the Phyllis Wheatley Center at 10 AM. Former U.S. Ambassador to Poland and Knoxville Mayor from 1988-2003, Victor Ashe will serve as the Grand Marshal for the annual parade.

For further information and other details of the 2010 MLK Celebration events, go to www.mlkknoxville.org.

Celebrate and honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and be a part of these 2010 King Week Celebration activities:

DATE EVENT (Click event for more info) TIME LOCATION
Jan. 13 Interfaith Prayer Service 12:00 PM Mount Calvary Baptist Church
1807 Dandridge Ave.
Jan. 14 Leadership/Diversity Symposium 8:30 AM Knoxville Marriot Hotel
500 Hill Avenue SE
Jan. 14

Leadership/Awards Luncheon

12:00 PM Knoxville Marriot Hotel
500 Hill Avenue SE
Jan. 15 Community Discussion 7:00 PM Beck Cultural Exchange Center
1927 Dandridge Avenue
Jan. 16 Youth Symposium 8:30 AM CDF Haley Farm
1000 Alex Haley Lane
Clinton, TN 37716
Jan. 16 Knox Co. Teacher In-Service MLK Ledership Training 9:00 AM CDF Haley Farm
1000 Alex Haley Lane
Clinton, TN 37716
Jan. 16 YWCA Race Against Racism 1:00 PM Phyllis Wheatley Center
124 Cruze Street
Jan. 17 A Night with the Arts 6:00 PM Knoxville College
901 Knoxville College Drive
Jan. 18 MLK Memorial March Parade 10:00 AM Phyllis Wheatley Center
124 Cruze Street
Jan. 18 Memorial Tribute Service 11:45 AM Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church
3800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Jan. 18 KSO Holiday Celebration Concert 6:00 PM Knoxville Civic Auditorium
500 Howard Baker Ave


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