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King Day events taking place in the Midlands


Several events honoring the birthday and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are happening around the Midlands. 

Here are some local MLK events taking place Monday, Jan 16


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - file photo

  • King Day at the Dome, 8 a.m. - Hosted by the state’s NAACP chapter, the 23rd annual “King Day at the Dome” will begin with a prayer. The prayer will be held at Zion Baptist Church, followed by a march to the SC State House and a rally on the grounds where Confederate flags once flew. This historical event began in 2000 as a protest to the flag flying on the Statehouse dome. Visit the South Carolina NAACP’s website or Facebook page for more information.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Columbia Museum of Art, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the CMA is open with free admission courtesy of Love, Tito’s
  • FAAAC presents A Storytelling Celebration, an event celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as the exhibition The Art of Elizabeth Catlett: From the Collection of Samella Lewis, with CMA affinity group the Friends of African American Art and Culture from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free.
  • 35th annual MLK celebration: 4 p.m. - Gamecock great and former NBA player Alex English will speak about continuing the dream of Martin Luther King Jr.

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