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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Listings

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  • Martin Luther King Celebration
    Location: ETSU Alumni Association Carillon and Alumni Plaza
    Call: 423.439.4844 or email
    Date: Wednesday, January 15
    Time: 11:30 am
    Cost: Free
    A short program will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and include light refreshments. 

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
    Location: Memorial Park Community Center
    Call: 423.461.8830
    Date: Saturday, January 18
    Time: Breakfast served at 8:30 a.m.; Program begins at 9:15 a.m.
    Cost: $15/person; $100/table of 8
    Enjoy a hearty breakfast and a program honoring faculty and staff from ETSU who also serve the community. 

  • MLK Worship Service
    Location: 1st Presbyterian Church, Johnson City
    Call: West Main Street Christian Church, 423.929.0905
    Date: Sunday, January 19
    Time: 5 p.m.
    West Main Street Christian Church and 1st Presbyterian plan this evening of worship. The service’s speaker is the Rev. Ernest Widby, Pastor of New Zion True Gospel Tabernacle. 

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Story Time
    Location: Carver Recreation Center
    Call: 423.461.8830
    Date: Monday, January 20
    Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Cost: Free
    Learn about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. through stories, arts and crafts and music. Lunch will be provided.
    Program partner: ETSU Multicultural Affairs

  • MLK Day of Service Projects
    Location: Various nonprofit organizations and agencies in Johnson City
    Date: Monday, January 20 and Saturday, January 25
    Cost: Free
    The ETSU Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement will organize and connect volunteers to pre-arranged service sites and projects with local non-profit organizations and agencies throughout our community.

  • MLK Unity Walk
    Location: Greater Love Church of God in Christ, 130 Garden Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604
    Call: 423.926.6778
    Date: Monday, January 20
    Time: Noon 

  • NAACP Blood Drive
    Location: Carver Recreation Center
    Call: 423.461.8830
    Date: Monday, January 20
    Time: 1-5 p.m.
    Donations save lives. 

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner
    Location: Carver Recreation Center
    Call: 423.461.8830
    Date: Monday, January 20
    Time: 6-8 p.m.
    Cost: Free
    Enjoy great food and musical entertainment in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “Daughter of the Struggle”
    Location: Millennium Centre Ballroom
    Contact: 423.439.4844 or
    Date: Thursday, January 23
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Cost: Free
    A powerful one woman show written and performed by Ayanna Gregory, soul singer, educator and daughter of celebrated comedian and human rights activist Dick Gregory. In her one-woman show, she dramatizes the universal impact of Martin Luther King Jr. and his partner in the struggle.