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The City of Charlotte MLK Planning Committee will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through a series of special events recognizing a man whose accomplishments influenced the world.

The following events will pay tribute to Dr. King:

Wednesday, January 15, 12 Noon, MLK statue, Marshall Park

Memorial and Wreath Laying Ceremony

A brief ceremony will begin the annual celebration of Dr. King’s life

Thursday, January 16, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

West Charlotte High School Auditorium, 2219 Senior Drive

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 20th Anniversary celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Leaving a Legacy – Realizing the Dream Art and Writing Contest Winners

Saturday, January 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

City of Charlotte MLK Holiday Parade

Starting point is 9th and Tryon, continuing to Stonewall

Join Old School 105.3 and a crowd of more than 15,000 is estimated for this event featuring floats, performers, and VIP guests.

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 11 a.m.

March to celebrate in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Pres. Nelson Mandela. The celebration will begin with a march embarking from Tryon and Pfeiffer Streets in Charlotte at 11am and leading to Little Rock AME Zion. The main program will start at 2pm and focus on the legacy of Dr. King and Pres. Mandela on future generations.

Gantt Center Event: Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Gantt Center. The day starts at 11 a.m. with a mentoring fair and continues with workshops and discussions. Click here for a full list of events.

Sunday, January 19 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration, Levine Museum of the New South 2014 12 noon – 4 p.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Join us for two days honoring the pursuit of civil and human rights through film, performances, children’s crafts and exhibition. Free admission to the Museum Sunday and Monday!

Exhibits include: Focus on Justice: Carolina Photographers and the Civil Rights Movement, Background on Segregation, Out of the Shadows: Undocumented and Unafraid, and View from the Other Side: Local Artists Respond.

Monday, January 20 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Levine Museum of the New South

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Join us for two days honoring the pursuit of civil and human rights through film, performances, children’s crafts and exhibition. Free admission to the Museum Sunday and Monday!

Exhibits include: Focus on Justice: Carolina Photographers and the Civil Rights Movement, Background on Segregation, Out of the Shadows: Undocumented and Unafraid, and View from the Other Side: Local Artists Respond.

Monday, January 20, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

National Day of Celebration

Crown Ball Room, Charlotte Convention Center

The event features scholarship presentations to the winners of the CMS MLK Art and Writing contest winners and the presentation of the prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Medallion Award.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.ez-tixx.com/