Events Today in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King in D.C.
Dr. Martin Luther King at the civil rights rally in Washington, D.C.

Several events will be held today to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the message he shared with the world.

A community breakfast will begin at 8:30 this morning at Second Baptist Church followed by a march around the Square at 10 a.m. A celebration of King’s life will take place at 10:45 a.m. With the Rev. Fish Robinson being the guest speaker and music performed by the Oxford-Lafayette Community Gospel Choir.

Across the street at the Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center at 10 a.m. The Southern Foodway Alliance and the Oxford Film Festival will share Mississippi Monday Movies that will showcase eight documentary shorts spanning the state and highlighting significant historical event — including the 1963 sit-in at the Woolworth ’s lunch counter in Jackson.

At least two films will profile area locals, chef Vishwesh Bhatt of Snackbar and Annie and Bill Hollowell of Foxfire Ranch in Waterford. 

Following the screenings, there will be a panel discussion with filmmakers and narrators featured in the films.

Je’Monda Roy, a Southern Studies MFA student, will moderate. staff report


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