MLK Marches, Speeches, More

Jan 17, 2011

Credit UNC Librairies

Parades, speeches and community projects fill today’s agenda for many across the state on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

In Raleigh, the Martin Luther King Committee is busy with a prayer breakfast this morning.

And then around 11am, the 31st Annual Martin Luther King Holiday Memorial March.

Bruce Lightner is the organizer:

  "A couple of thousand will show probably, if the weather is pretty."

Have you been a part all the 31 years?

"Every last one of them."

The historic First Baptist Church in Chapel Hill will be the site of the annual MLK keynote address. This year’s speaker is former NAACP president Ben Chavis.

And, in Durham – the organization CAARE is celebrating King with free dental care in the North Carolina Dental Bus.