MLK Celebrations


These area events are on the calendar, celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr Day and the legacy of Dr. King:

  • Thursday, January 11, 4:30 and 6:00 pm: Unity Project, a conversation about community and diversity at Bristol YWCA.
  • Friday, January 12 at 5:30 pm. Movie, Hidden Figures and  “Talk Back”. E&H Wiley Auditorium.
  • Saturday, January 13, 1:30 pm: Annual MLK March from Charles Wesley UMC to Abingdon UMC
  • Saturday, January 13, 2:00 pm: Annual MLK Celebration at Abingdon UMC
  • Sunday, January 14, Lee Street Baptist Church, 4 to 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, January 14 Emory and Henry College Memorial Chapel, 6-9:00pm. Tunnel of Oppression
  • Monday, January 15, Kingsport, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Parade participates will need to assemble at 11:15 a.m. at the intersection of E. Sevier & Center Street (Rikki Rhoton Allstate Insurance Co.’s Parking Lot). Kingsport:  11:30 Parade, lunch at community center, 6 pm candlelight vigil.
  • Monday, January 15, Johnson City 12:30th a 1:30 celebration at Greater Love Church.
  • Monday, January 15, Bristol The Legacy Lives!  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. Bristol TN/VA will hold a community-wide march and celebration on Monday, January 15 in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The Legacy Lives will begin at 1:30 pm with gathering at the YMCA, Bristol TN or First Christian Church, Bristol VA.  The groups will walk to the Bristol Trainstation, meeting under the sign for photos before entering the station. A program will begin at the Trainstation at 2:30 featuring video interviews, readings from Dr. King, and music.  Refreshments will follow.  Handicap and senior parking will be reserved in the Trainstation parking lot. Call the YWCA, 423-968-9444 or email  for more info.
  • Monday, January 15 at 9:30am. MLK keynote speaker for Emory and Henry. E&H MCA Kennedy-Reedy Theater – other workshops and events follow on that day.

Author: Sarah Williams

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