University of Kentucky MLK Day 2020 Events

    University of Kentucky MLK Day 2020 Events

    Jan 19, 2020

    MLK Day may not be the first thing you think of when you think of January (maybe chilly temperatures, the end of the holiday season, or the first snowfall), but it’s nonetheless a very important holiday that occurs this month.

    While January might not be the best time for swimming or walking around gardens, there are plenty of things to do on a chilly day in this town, especially when that chilly day falls on a holiday like Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As day of great significance for the American public, Lexington, of course, has plenty of programming to recognize and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. Here’s a few events in the upcoming days that you can participate in to celebrate and honor this icon of nonviolence and strength.

    The University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government invites you to join them on January 20, 2020 at Heritage Hall in the Lexington Convention Center for this free event celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event kicks off with a joyous public Freedom March at 10:00 a.m. Afterwards, drop by the Commemorative Holiday Program in Heritage Hall at 11:00 a.m, where Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, the Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, spiritual home of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be delivering a keynote message. Following Rev. Dr. Warnock’s address, singer/composer DONNIE will perform. He was nurtured artistically in the same musical tradition that gave rise to such singers as India Arie, Anthony David, D’Angelo and other artists often characterized as “Neo-Soul”. Later that day at 2:30pm, the Kentucky Theatre will have a free showing of the Academy Award-winning film, Green Book, about a world-class Black pianist in the 1960s.

    Click here for further details on the event schedule.

    All events take place Monday, Jan 21.

    Freedom Walk:

    Time: 10:00 am

    Location: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom March departs from downtown Lexington Center Heritage Hall on West Main Street 

    Holiday Programming w/ Rev. Dr. Warnock and DONNIE:

    Time: 11:00am

    Location: Heritage Hall

    Green Book:

    Location: Kentucky Theater

    Time: 2:30pm

    Do you know of any January Lexington events? This city offers so much to do, and things certainly don't slow down just for the winter. There are events for people and families of all ages, and you don't want to miss out on any of the fun! Can you see yourself living in the Lexington area?


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