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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 Events to Attend in California

Posted on January 17, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 Events to Attend in California

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!

Martin Luther King Jr Day Events You Shouldn’t Miss!

1. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration by The California African American Museum

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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.

2. Martin Luther King, Jr., Unity Weekend

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  • Organized by the Second Baptist Church Family

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

3. 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

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  • Organized by Chabot College

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.

4. 34th Annual Kingdom Day Parade

  • Organized by the Congress of Racial Equality of California (CORE-CA); and regarded as America’s largest celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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