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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
This weekend, the St. Louis community will pay tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with special events and observances including the annual March and Rally at the Historic Old Courthouse.
St. Louis Community to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
ST. LOUIS, MO, (slfp.com), January 15, 2020 - This weekend, the St. Louis community will pay tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with special events and observances.

Saint Louis Art Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Friday, January 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join the Museum for this annual event commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The program includes includes a keynote address The Intersection between Art and Social Justice at the National Museum of African American History and Culture by Tuliza Fleming, Interim Chief Curator of Visual Arts, NMAAHC, Smithsonian Institution as well as musical performances by Dello Thedford and the Gospel Symphonic Choir and Ronald Ollie, collector and vocalist.

Although the event is free, advance tickets are recommended.

Missouri History Museum - Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Saturday, January 18, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Sunday, January 18, 2:00 pm - 4:00pm
Monday, January 20, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Celebrate and reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the weekend.

On Saturday and Monday mornings, join The Collective STL for an all-levels yoga practice set to live gospel music provided by local choirs. Families can also join Youth Activism and Engagement Workshops, take part in movement workshops with Mama Lisa, and create peace-inspired art. Plus, meet the St. Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature and enjoy stories and book giveaways while supplies last.

On Sunday, hear from Rev. Traci Blackmon, Dr. Anthony Witherspoon, and Rev. Kevin Anthony as they reflect on sermons delivered by Dr. King.

UMSL 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10 a.m

The public is invited to this free program at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center.

The program will feature:
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, host of HuffPost Live and BET News, VH1 and former political contributor for CNN
Jasmine Huda, evening anchor/reporter for Fox 2 News / KTVI-TV
Brian Owens, founder and executive director of L.I.F.E. Arts Inc.
St. Louis Children's Choirs
2020 MLK Scholarship Recipients

MLK Annual Freedom March and Rally
Monday, January 20, 2020

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a March beginning at the Old Court House in St. Louis and ends at Harris-Stowe State University where an all high school day party with a purpose will begin.

Join St. Louisans on the Annual Freedom March. Note the schedule of activities and locations below.

9:30 a.m. Opening Civic Ceremony will take place at the Old Courthouse downtown
10:30 a.m. Annual Freedom March, line up at Broadway and Market
Start at Broadway & Market, West on Market to Tucker, North on Tucker to MLK, West on MLK to Compton to the Leonard Baptist Church at 1100 North Compton

12:30 p.m. Interfaith service at the Leonard Missionary Baptist Church located at 1100 North Compton.


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Christ Church Cathedral - MLK Day Event
Monday, January 20, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Christ Church Cathedral will present a Martin Luther King Day event commemorating his birthday, life and legacy on Jan. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will include a historical reenactment, musical selections and readings from Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Books related to the life of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement will be available for purchase.

The Legend Singers Choral Ensemble will perform songs in celebration of Dr. King's birthday. The choral group was founded in 1940 by Dr. Kenneth Brown Billups and is led by Maestro Dwayne Buggs, director. The group's mission is to preserve and perform music indigenous to the African-American experience. Their performance repertoire covers more than four centuries, multiple genres, and many composers and styles of music.

The Workers Theater Project will present a scene from its upcoming "Workers' Opera." In 1938, the civil rights movement was already beginning to unfold: The Tenant Farmers Strike in Southern Missouri is a story of people getting organized to fight for racial equality and workers rights. Come see these workers-turned-actors present their historical reenactment of this strike, to honor the legacy of Dr. King and the civil rights movement in Missouri. This reenactment will be presented by Bread and Roses Missouri.

Readings from Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech will be given between performances and throughout the program. Please join us for this celebration of the life of this justice leader, activist and organizer whose influence is still felt today.


"I Have A Dream" Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
ST. LOUIS, MO, (slfp.com), January 15, 2020 - In celebration of the life and legacy of late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., WGU Missouri has announced it will award up to $75,000 in scholarships to Missourians who dream of completing their college degrees and advancing their careers.

The "I Have a Dream" scholarships are being offered to new students enrolling in any of the online, nonprofit university's more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in information technology, business, K-12 teacher education or health professions, including nursing.

"As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are inspired by Dr. King's powerful vision for the future and his endless devotion to fighting the injustices of racial and economic inequality," said Dr. Angie Besendorfer, Chancellor of WGU Missouri. "Dr. King worked tirelessly during his lifetime to strive for a more equitable society, and his words and actions continue to challenge us today. In that spirt, we are proud to once again offer the "I Have a Dream" Scholarship in his honor in hopes that those who have always dreamed of furthering their education but have consistently faced challenges that prevented them from moving forward can be inspired to accomplish their goals."

Each "I Have a Dream" scholarship is valued at up to $3,000 (($750 per six-month term renewable for up to four terms) and will be applied to WGU Missouri's already-low tuition of $3,500 per six-month term. The scholarships are competitive and will be awarded based on the students' academic record, previous college experience, readiness for online study, current competency, as well as other considerations. Applications are currently being accepted at missouri.wgu.edu/dream through April 17, 2020.


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