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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations in Dallas

Where to celebrate MLK Day.

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 By Ashley Turner

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 21 and there are numerous ways the city is celebrating his life and remarkable impact and achievements. Here are a few ways you can honor and remember MLK.

Wreath laying ceremony – Jan. 9
Dallas City Hall

Dallas City Hall is kicking off MLK Celebration Week with a wreath laying ceremony to celebrate the life and legacy of MLK. This free event will include a keynote address from social activist Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes, with other public officials and community leaders also taking the stage. Check out all the MLK Celebration Week events hosted by City Hall here.

Candlelight ceremony – Jan. 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

Attend the annual candlelight ceremony, hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. The ceremony includes a speaker, entertainment, and concludes with a candlelight procession at the statue of MLK, located at the MLK Community Center. The event is free to attend.

Screening of Selma – Jan. 20
Texas Theatre

See a free screening of the film Selma at the Texas Theatre on the eve of MLK Day. The film portrays MLK and other Civil Rights leaders during the 1965 voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery. Reserve your tickets here.

Civil Rights Movement concert – Jan. 20 
Meyerson Symphony Center

The 36th annual Black Music & Civil Rights Movement Concert is an Emmy-award winning concert, hosted by the Black Academy of Arts and Letters. The moving performances reflects on the moments and memories of the life and works of MLK through music and dance.

MLK Parade – Jan. 21
Homes St. and MLK Jr. Blvd

An annual Dallas tradition, the 37th annual MLK Parade will feature floats, marching bands, dance troops and more! The parade route will begin at Holmes Street and MLK Jr. Blvd. and will start at 10 a.m.



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