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King Day events taking place in the Midlands

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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

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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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