‘MLK 50’ will be weekend of activities

The community’s annual program to honor the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. begins Friday, Jan. 12 and well be capped on Monday, Jan. 15 with a parade in downtown Gulfport, marking the 50th anniversary of the death of the storied Civil Right leader.

Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m.: “From Where We’ve Come,” a Gospel concert at Grace Temple Baptist Church, 13344 Old U.S. 49, Gulfport. Features LeKeisha Cotten and the MLK Coastwide Choir.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 9 a.m.: “Where is ‘The Village,'” a family symposium, Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi. Features a 2K fun run, health fair, and youth summit. Also, “Man 2 Man: Barber Shop Talk” and “When Women Talk: Bridging the Gap.” 

Sunday, Jan. 14, 3 p.m.: “Where do we go from Here,” an inspirational and awards program, Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Corey Wiggins, executive director of the Mississippi NAACP State Conference.

Monday, Jan. 15, 11 a.m.: MLK Day parade, downtown Gulfport. 
See the MLK 50 flyer
Visit the website for the MLK Coastwide Celebration
Facebook: MLK Coastwide Celebration