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Events Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. in Oklahoma City


Events Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. in Oklahoma City

Delivering "I Have a Dream" Speech

The Day:

On the third Monday of January each year, the entire nation takes pause to honor the life, memory, impact and service of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A National Holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day sees a variety of types of commemorations across the United States. Oklahoma City events range from the yearly parade through downtown to a silent march.

The Parade:

The 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade begins at 2 p.m. from the corner of Broadway Avenue and NW 7th, proceeding along Broadway to Sheridan. There will be grandstands at NW 5th and Broadway Avenue.

The theme for 2014 parade is “Expanding The Dream.”

For more information on the parade, call coordinators at (405) 306-8440.  To be involved, see the online application.

The Prayer Breakfast:

The 17th annual Midwest City Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at the Reed Conference Center near Rose State College will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, January 20th.

Organizers expect between 400-500 people will enjoy breakfast followed by speeches and music.

The Silent March:

The traditional silent march, in the style of the early civil rights movement marches, will begin about 9 a.m. on Monday, January 20th.

The march will move from the Freedom Center to the Oklahoma History Center on N. Laird in time for...

The Bell Ringing:

At 11 a.m. on Monday the 21st, there will be a ringing of Oklahoma's replica of the Liberty Bell in front of the Oklahoma History Center.

The MLK Jr. Holiday Coalition Program:

The annual program from the Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition of Oklahoma City features the "I Have a Dream" speech. Keynote speaker for 2014 is TBA.

The program takes place at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral on NW 7th from noon until the parade begins at 2 p.m.

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