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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Event

January 15, 7:30 a.m.

Koury Convention Center, 3121 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Event is hosted by the Human Rights Commission. The 2024 MLK Breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on January 15 at the Sheraton Greensboro/Koury Convention Center, 3121 W. Gate City Blvd. The theme is ‘Inspired to Dream.’ and features keynote speaker Kenneth B. Morris Jr., cofounder and president of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives organization.

UNCG MLK Day of Service

January 13, 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

EUC Cone Ballroom, 507 Stirling St., Greensboro

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is an annual university-wide event which takes place every January to give UNCG students an opportunity to be introduced to different parts of the community while honoring Dr. King’s legacy through service. Participation is free. Volunteer teams will be led by a student facilitator and transportation is provided from campus.

MLK Day of Service Greensboro and High Point Collaboration

January 15, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Parking lot between 201 4th Street and 215 4th Street, High Point

Free meals, games, robot race, build teraniums, free hygiene items, free hats and gloves, free bookbags w/washcloths and towels, free socks.

Volunteer Center of The Triad 15th Annual MLK Day of Service

January 14, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Simkins Pavilion, Barber Park, Greensboro

Engage in a day filled with impactful activities, including service projects, a nonprofit fair, food drive, a community art piece, a photobooth, and special areas for children. Come together with our community to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through meaningful action and service.

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Greensboro NAACP MLK Day Parade

January 15, 11 a.m.

Benbow Professional Center, 2031

Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Greensboro

The Greensboro NAACP’s Martin Luther King Jr., Day Parade begins promptly at 11 am at the Benbow Professional Center Building, 2031 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. To sign up or for more information, call, (336) 272-5779.

Carl Chavis YMCA High Point MLK Day Parade

January 13, 1 p.m.

W. High and S. Main Street, High Point

The parade route will begin at W. High and S. Main Street. Lineup will begin at 12:00 noon on W. High and S. Main Street. Parade will start at 1:00 p.m. Route will end at Qubein Ave. and N. Main Street. To sign up or for more information, call, (336) 434-4000.

High Point City Council Inauguration Celebration

January 13, 2 />

Truist Point

Following the parade, a community celebration will be held at Truist Point Stadium marking the recent inauguration of the first High Point City Council with a majority of Black members.

City of High Point Inauguration Prayer Service

January 14, 3 p.m. ¬— 5 p.m.

High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Street, High Point

On Sunday, the High Point Theatre will host a nondenominational prayer service and a meet and greet for new City Council members.

City of High Point MLK Day Breakfast

January 15, 8 a.m.

Qubein Conference Center

Organized by the Minister’s Conference of High Point & Vicinity, the breakfast will feature the annual student MLK oratorical contest. For information about tickets contact the Rev. Frank Thomas at, (336) 391-4488.

High Point Parks & Recreation Dove Release

January 15, 10:30 a.m.

Washington Terrace Community Center, 101 Gordon Street, High Point

The High Point City’s Parks and Recreation Department will also host a dove release on Monday, Jan. 15, the Washington Terrace Community Center (101 Gordon St.) at 10:30 a.m., including a brief program and a continental breakfast. For more information, call, (336) 883-8599.

City of High Point MLK Service

January 15, 6 p.m.

Williams Memorial 3400 Triangle Lake Rd, High Point

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Cynthia L. Hale of Ray of Hope Christian Church of Decatur, Georgia.

High Point Parks & Recreation presents “Reading Keepsakes: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

January 24, 3 p.m.

Roy B. Culler Center, 921 Eastchester Drive, Suite 1230, High Point

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the Roy B. Culler Center (921 Eastchester Drive, Suite 1230) will host “Reading Keepsakes: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” The program will feature readings of King’s letters advocating for civil rights, narrated by a librarian from the High Point Public Library. For more information, call, (336) 883-3584.

UNCG, NCA&TSU and Guilford

Technical Community College (GTCC) 12th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

January 24, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

UNCG Elliott University Center (EUC) in the Cone Ballroom

The 2024 annual MLK Birthday celebration will be held at UNC Greensboro’s Cone Ballroom on January 24, at 7 p.m. The event will be a collaboration between UNC Greensboro, N.C. A&T State University, and Guilford Technical Community College. This year’s theme is, “Dream it. Believe it. Do it. Developing Leaders for Tomorrow.” The event will be an interactive discussion about Black activism today. The event is free and open to the public and will include ASL interpreters. Free parking will be available in the Walker Parking Deck at 506 Stirling St, Greensboro, N.C.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast

January 15, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Benton Convention Center, 301 W. 5th Street, Winston-Salem, N.C.

For the past 22 years, The Chronicle has celebrated Dr. King Day by hosting the Prayer Breakfast at one of the largest venues in Winston-Salem, which holds more than 1,000 individuals. This event serves as a platform for individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds to share a meal and partake