Martin Luther King Holiday Events

By on January 19, 2014

Event Name: Dr. Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast
Location: Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Arena and Exhibition Halls
Date: January 20, 2014
Time: 7:30 am – 8:30 am
The breakfast, themed “Birmingham Unity: Embracing Liberty and Justice for All”, is the oldest Unity Breakfast in the country and honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will also feature a musical performance by The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Choir and catered breakfast by Chef Clayton Sherrod.

The keynote address will be given by the Honorable Houston L. Brown, the first African American Presiding Judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit, Jefferson County, Alabama. In addition, the program will feature presentations by Mayor William A. Bell, Sr., Council President Johnathan Austin and other city officials, as well as a memorial tribute honoring the lives and legacies of local, state, national and international civil rights leaders, including Nelson Mandela, Maxine Herring Parker, Demetrius Newton, Jack Zylman, Rev. Lamar Weaver, Willie Leon Williams, Jr and Eddie J. Sanders, Jr. “This breakfast invokes the spirit of Dr. King’s vision for a more racially and socioeconomically unified world,” said Hezekiah Jackson, IV, Metro Birmingham Branch NAACP President and 2014 Chair of the event. “Unity is strength. When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. In the wake of Birmingham’s economic recovery, and conclusion of the 50 Years Forward commemoration, this 2014 Unity Breakfast sets the stage for continued solidarity and progress within our city.” The Unity Breakfast is presented by the Birmingham Metro Diversity Coalition, Greater Birmingham Ministries, Metro Birmingham NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Community Affairs Committee of REV Birmingham.

Event Name: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Location: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Date: January 20, 2014
Time: The doors open at 9:00 am.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday is on Monday, January 20, 2014. There will be no admission fee to The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute this day.

Event Name: Martin Luther King Day of Service
Location: Projects will take place at schools, parks, waterways, community gardens, camps, recreation centers and nonprofit partner agencies.
Date: January 20, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hands On Birmingham’s 14th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. “Everyone Can Be Great, Because Everyone Can Serve” Hands On Birmingham will coordinate over 45 community service projects in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Register for one of the many volunteer service projects taking place throughout a five county region.

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About Daniel Twieg

Daniel is a senior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham pursuing an Individually Designed Major in graphic design, film, animation, and photography. Daniel began working for the Kaleidoscope in August 2011 as a staff photographer, and has worked his way up to managing editor. The project Daniel is most proud of while working at Kaleidoscope is a full page graphic and poster that was used as the cover for one issue, entitled “2012: Year of the Dragon”.
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