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OKC Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By January 20, 2013

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Oklahoma City honors the life, impact and service of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with several traditional annual events, including a prayer breakfast, silent march, bell ringing and parade. Organizers say this year's theme is "Challenges Beyond The Dream."

  • The prayer breakfast is held at 7 a.m. at the Reed Center near Rose State College in Midwest City.
  • There will be a program at 9 a.m. Monday at The Freedom Center, 2609 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • Immediately after the program, the silent march begins, followed by the ringing of Oklahoma's Liberty Bell replica in front of the Oklahoma History Center.
  • At noon or so, the annual program from the Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition of Oklahoma City takes place at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral on NW 7th.
  • Finally, the downtown parade begins at 2 p.m. at 127 NW 7th. For more information on the parade, call coordinators William Jones at (405) 306-8440 or Garland Pruitt at (405) 473-6152.

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