Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2013 Events in St. Louis

Find local, family-friendly events to honor the civil rights hero and Nobel Prize winner.

Find a way to honor the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., by attending one of these nearby events:

2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast - The YMCA of Greater St. Louis is holding the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast at the Monsanto Family YMCA (5555 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112). 7:30 a.m., Free.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration and Civic Ceremony - Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a public civic ceremony featuring music and speeches by community and civic leaders. A parade in downtown St. Louis will follow this event. 9 a.m., The Old Courthouse, Free.

Let Freedom Ring - Christ Church Cathedral hosts a day long reading of King’s speeches in a round-robin style. Volunteers can sign up to manage sessions of 30 minutes at a time. 9 a.m., 1210 Locust Street, Free.

MLK, JR. Day of Service Program - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. St. Louis Metropolitan Area Chapters and Veterans for Peace present this program with keynote speaker Minister Terrance G. Clark of Shalom Church City of Peace. 3:30 p.m., Centenary Church, 1610 Olive St., 63103, Free.

Southern Mission Baptist Church's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Asst. Superintendent of Ferguson-Florissant School District Dr. Gwendolyn Diggs will be the guest speaker. 10 a.m., 8171 Wesley Ave., Free.

“Hope In Action” King Commemoration at Washington University in St. Louis - Vice Provost and professor Adrienne Davis will give the keynote speech, and the program features student presentations and performances by the Visions Gospel Choir and Orchestrating Diversity urban youth orchestra. 7 p.m., Washington University in St. Louis - Graham Chapel, Free.

Joining a different MLK Day celebration? Let your neighbors now about it in the comments!

Darth Diablo January 21, 2013 at 01:23 PM
Why did the parades stop? There are parades for infidelity and drunkeness,but not peace?Equality?
Gloomy Penguin January 21, 2013 at 04:02 PM
I saw a small parade this morning on Natural Bridge, then down Lucas and Hunt. It was about 5 or 6 people with a banner and then probably 5 or 6 cop cars and a fire truck. I couldn't figure out what it was but... then I realized. I was wondering if anyone who reads this has any information about it? I can't find the "event" listed anywhere online and I'd like to know if there was a certain group or church or something behind it.
D. Glenn January 21, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Insane isnt it Wow what these men and women fought for....NOTHING HUH!


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