Events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, January 17
9-11:30 am
Nashville Downtown
Public Library
615 Church Street
Metro Human Relations Commission sponsors annual MLK Youth Summit
A panel of outstanding students from various high schools and colleges will discuss the relevancy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream to today’s youth and students. The panelists will also address discrimination, equality, and recent events involving local and national protests. It is open to the public.

Monday, January 19
8:30-10 am
Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church
2708 Jefferson Street, Nashville, Tenn.
Youth Rally and Morning Program
The Youth Rally will be hosted by Dolowite and Zach Boog of 101.1 The Beat and feature Grammy-award winning producer Shannon Sanders, local hip-hop group The Boyz and Jesus, poets Lemuel Robertson of Southern Word and Jade. Finally, student leaders from Nashville high schools and colleges will provide a Call to Action.
A Job Fair will also be held in the church. Sponsored by the Urban League and the J.U.M.P. organization. It is open to the public.

Monday, January 19
9:30-10:45 am
Tennessee State University
Gentry Center
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
Pre-Convocation
Join Damon King, the ‘hardest working man in radio,’ for an outstanding pre-convocation celebration with gospel music, spoken word, speeches, and other presentations. This is provided for those not participating in the March. Marchers will arrive about 10:30 am. It is open to the public.

10 am
Jefferson Street & 28th
Avenue North
Nashville, Tenn.
Annual Citywide MLK March
Area mayors and college presidents, etc. are invited to march.
The citywide MLK Day March leaves from the intersection of Jefferson Street and 28th Avenue North heading to the Tennessee State University Gentry Center. The march starts promptly at 10 am.
One of the nation’s largest MLK Day Marches is regularly led by major city officials and distinguished guests. In good weather the March easily attracts about 5,000 marchers and is growing.
This year, Rev. Dr. Judy Cummings, president of the Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship, sponsors of the March, has extended written invitations to area mayors, area college presidents, staff and students, and to other Nashville organizations sponsoring MLK Day events to come join the annual March.
All Middle Tennesseans are invited to join.

11 am
Tennessee State University
Gentry Center
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
The Convocation and
Celebration
This year’s Convocation promises to the best. The theme is ‘Do Not Stand Idly by: A Commitment to Action and Service.’ The program focuses on energizing the community to serve and take action as exemplified by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Guest speaker for this occasion is Rev. Dr. Judy Cummings. Rev. Dr. Cummings is the first female pastor of New Covenant Church in its 155 years of existence and the first female president of the Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship. Queen, the nationally recognized youth rapper of Pearl-Cohn High School, is featured. The program will recognize various local leaders who have made a difference in the Nashville community. There will be Nashville non-profit organizations on site alerting participants about their services and raising awareness about available resources. It is open to the public.