Have you ever heard of Martin Luther King Jr.? In case you haven’t, he’s a social icon and chief voice for Civil Rights and the fight against unfair treatment towards people of color.
He delivered the famous “I have a dream’ speech, which fueled social equality in America. His fervent speeches influenced the said campaign, until his assassination in 1968. He even received the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Hence, President Ronald Raegan legally declared it as a holiday in 1983.
However, did you know some states tried to resist celebrating the influence of Martin Luther King, Jr.? Some tried to celebrate it along with other federal holidays, or even giving it alternative names. It was only in 2000 that all 50 states accepted the celebration for what it symbolizes–equality in American soil. Do you think people should celebrate Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr Day? Read on if you do! In case you don’t agree, I suggest you read, still. You never know you might get interested. You can find below the list of MLK Day Celebrations in California this 2019!
Date and Time: January 21, 2019, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: California African American Museum
600 State Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037, United States
Activities: Build your own megaphone; Posters for Change (for families)
Attend study groups as you listen to King’s famous speech; hear keynote speeches; observe children’s march around the Rose Garden, and listen to musical tributes to the great Martin Luther King, Jr.
Date and Time:
Sun, Jan 20, 2019, 5:00 PM – Mon, Jan 21, 2019, 1:00 PM PST
Location: Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92703, United States
Activities: Talent show, Community Service
Date and Time: January 21, 2019, 4:30 PM
Location: Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Reed L. Buffington Performing Arts Center, Hayward, CA 94545
Activities: Speech by keynote speaker, Carolyn McKinstry, and performances by Mt. Eden High School Choir.
Date and Time: January 21, 2019, 10: 00 AM
Location: 4395 Leimert Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008
Activities: Parade, Music, Dancing, and Food
Have you chosen the best Martin Luther King Jr Event fit for you? Don’t hesitate to book a Prime Time Shuttle ride to take you there!
Sources: eventbrite.com, Hayward-ca.gov