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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Martin Luther King Jr.
January 7, 2011 - 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 17 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 17th and will step off at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2137 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. at 10 AM. The 2011 Parade Co-Grand Marshals being honored are U.T. undergraduates, Theotis Robinson, Jr., Charles Edgar Blair, , and Willie Mae Gillespie and the first U.T. graduate students, Lincoln Blakeney and Gene Gray, were admitted to the university eight years earlier.

For further information and other details of the 2011 MLK Celebration events, go to www.mlkknoxville.org.
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