MLK Citywide Celebration

MLK

In honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The MLK Planning Committee, the City of Longview, and other community sponsors present the annual MLK Citywide Celebration with events planned leading up to Monday, January 21. Under the theme, "Continuing the Dream: Moving Toward Unity, Justice and Peace" several events have been planned including a jazz concert, parade, festival, worship service and a memorial march. 

To register for the MLK Parade, please contact the Broughton Recreation Center at 903-237-1276. There is a $7 registration fee to participate in the parade. For more information about other MLK events, please contact event committee chairman Lamar F. Jones at 903-445-3729.

2019 MLK EVENT SCHEDULE:
Several of the events listed below are community events and not directly sponsored by the City of Longview.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
MLK Jazz Night: “A Night of Celebration" at 7 p.m.
The Summit Club, 3700 Judson Rd.
Donation: $10
Music by: George Faber & Friends along with high school jazz bands 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
MLK Parade at 10 a.m.
Parade will line up at the intersection of MLK & Ryder Street at 9 a.m. and end at the Broughton Recreation Center. Members of the Longview Lobos football team, winners of the Class 6A Division II State Championship, will serve as Grand Marshals of the parade and be commended during the tribute program. Longview High School's band, the Big Green Marching Machine, will also be commended during the event for their sustained excellence in UIL competition.
Registration Fee: $7

Community Festival, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Broughton Recreation Center
Food, vendors, music, video game competition and children’s activities

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
Ecumenical Worship Service at 6:30 p.m.
Bethel Baptist Church, 323 S. Court St.
Speaker: Mobberly Baptist Pastor Glynn Stone

MONDAY, JANUARY 21 
Table of Brotherhood Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
Louisiana Cajun Fish & More, 1429 W. Marshall Ave.
$6.99 per person

MLK March at 11:30 a.m.
March will begin at Broughton Recreation Center and end at Mt. Olive Baptist Church

MLK Memorial Service at Noon
Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 306 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Speaker: Pleasant Green Baptist Church Reverand Richard M. Holloway

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