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Youths celebrate MLK's legacy with special service

Leah Werking, 12, of Bourbon County, sang during the MLK Service at Greater Liberty Baptist Church in Lexington, on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Photo by Briana Scroggins
Leah Werking, 12, of Bourbon County, sang during the MLK Service at Greater Liberty Baptist Church in Lexington, on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Photo by Briana Scroggins Herald-Leader

Youth celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday in a special service at Greater Liberty Baptist Church in Lexington. The event for children in grades six through twelve was held the day before Martin Luther King Day and featured music, a documentary and guest speaker, Rev. Michael Worthman of Ebenezer Baptist Church.



Unity: A Continuous March Towards Equality 19th Annual Unity Breakfast. 6:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 21. Lexington Center Heritage Hall West. Featured speakers: Tom Shelton, education; Wilbert W. James, spiritualism; Patrice Muhammad, civil rights; and Virginia Carter, humantarianism.

For tickets, contact Alpha Phi Fraternity Inc. at (859) 539-5337 or Lexingtonalpha.org. $200 for a table of 10 ($20 per seat). Presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter Education Foundation.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 41st anniversary. 9 a.m. Jan. 21. Heritage Hall, Lexington. More info: gbrown@email.uky.edu.

■ 9-10 a.m.: Freedom March. Participants should line up in the inside corridor of Lexington Center's Heritage Hall on West Main Street.

■ 11 a.m.: Commemorative program. Lexington Center, Heritage Halls East and Center.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Community Celebration. 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, 251 W. Second St. Free. (859) 254-4175. Carnegiecenterlex.org.

Sing Your Song, a documentary about Harry Belafonte. 2 p.m. Jan. 21. Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St. Free. Sing Your Song covers the life and times of the singer/actor/social issues activist as he rose from jazz and folk clubs of Greenwich Village and Harlem to success. It also shows the life of a black man, even though he is a "superstar" in 1960s America as he is confronted with the same Jim Crow laws and prejudices that every black man, woman and child in America faced. Sing Your Song presents a look at the civil rights movement through the eyes of an insider.

Free parking all day in the Lexington Public Library/Park Plaza garage.


King Commemorative ­Celebration. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21. March to follow. St. James AME Church. Guest speaker: Bishop Samuel Moore, Full Gospel Assembly Church.


Annual Martin Luther King Community Celebration. “A Dream Deferred: Celebrating the Life of a Martyr.” 2 p.m. Jan. 21. First Baptist Church, 128 Main St., Somerset. Guest speaker: Whit Whitaker with Diana Hallman.

WINCHESTER Martin Luther King Jr. march and celebration. 6-8 p.m. Jan. 21. Winchester First United Methodist Church, 204 S. Main St. March will be in front of the courthouse at 6 p.m. Celebration will immediately follow the march or at 6:15 p.m. Free. (859) 644-9013.


Ninth annual Northern Kentucky Branch NAACP Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Outreach Luncheon. “One Nation, One Dream: Helping the Least, the Last, and the Lost.” Noon Jan. 21. Newport ­Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Newport.


Northern Kentucky Martin Luther King Jr. Regional March. 5 p.m. Jan. 21. Begins at 12th and Jillian’s Way, ends at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington.

Northern Kentucky Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Celebration. 6 p.m. Jan. 21. Carnegie Visual and ­Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. Guest speaker: Laketa Cole, councilwoman for Cincinnati.


Martin Luther King Jr. ­Memorial Service. 7 p.m. Jan. 23. ­Campbellsville University Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave. Speaker: C.B. Akins, senior pastor at First Baptist Church Bracktown, Lexington. Sponsored by Campbellsville University. Information: John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, at jechowning@­campbellsville.edu or (270) 789-5520.

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