P.O. Box 6015
300 S. Providence
Columbia, MO 65205
Columbia Values Diversity Celebration
The Celebration will be rebroadcast on the Columbia Channel (Mediacom channel 80, Charter Communications channel 992, and CenturyLink 96) on:
MLK Day of Service
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” Each year, Americans across the country come together to serve their neighbors and communities. To honor
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Service
Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial, 800 West Stadium Blvd.
The Columbia NAACP will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Program. A brief ceremony will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial on Stadium Blvd. followed by a motorcade from the MLK Memorial to Second Baptist Church. Motorcade will travel via Stadium Blvd. to Worley St. to Fifth St. to Broadway and end at Second Baptist on Broadway. Flyers will be provided and placed on cars participating with reserved seating at the church. Upon the motorcade’s arrival, a celebration program will begin at Second Baptist Church. A free community luncheon will be served following the program. The requested speaker is Dr. David Mitchell, UMC Law School.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Annual Candlelight March and Memorial Celebration
Monday, January 18 | 6:30 p.m.
The candle light march will begin at 6:30 pm at Douglass High School, then proceed to the Memorial Celebration at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Open to all, free. For more information, contact Columbia Parks & Recreation at (573) 874-7460.
Dr. MLK Jr. Commemoration with Civil Rights Activist Diane Nash
Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Join the University of Missouri in a 2016 celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with featured speaker and civil rights activist Diane Nash speaking on the topic “From Jail in Jackson to the Distinguished American Award: My Life as an Activist." Nash’s nonviolent involvement in the movement began in 1959 while she was a student at Fisk University. In 1961, she coordinated the Freedom Ride from Birmingham, Alabama, to Jackson, Mississippi. Her many arrests for civil rights activities culminated in Nash’s 30-day imprisonment in 1961, while she was pregnant with her first child. Nash is the recipient of many awards for her activism, and her work has been cited in numerous books, documentaries and magazines.
This event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available through the Missouri Theatre and MU Student Center’s MSA/GPC box offices. Non-ticket holders can wait in a que/form a line, on the night of the event. The doors will open to non-ticket holders 10 minutes prior to the event until the seats have been filled in the theatre.
Visit mlk.missouri.edu for more information.