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.
MORE MLK EVENTS
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ 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 email@example.com or (270) 789-5520.