Wreath Laying Ceremony
The Norfolk District African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church will host a wreath laying ceremony at the MLK monument Jan.14 at 2 p.m. A processional will begin from the Greater Metropolitan AME Zion Church at 822 Brambleton Ave. at 1:30 pm and proceed to the Monument at Church and Brambleton Ave.
Virginia Symphony At Calvary Revival
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will pay homage to MLK on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. with Orchestral music at the Calvary Revival Church at 5833 Poplar Hall Drive in Norfolk.
Newport News Parade
The 2018 Newport News MLK Parade will be held January 14 at 1:45 p.m. along Tabbs to Warwick Blvd to the Sherwood Plaza Intersection.
Presidential and MLK Ambassadors Ceremony
The Connectional Ministries and Mission 2000 and G. Paris Media group will be hosting the Presidential and MLK Ambassadors for Service Awards Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. at he Indian River Library in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Community Leaders Breakfast
The Urban League of Hampton Roads’ 34th Annual MLK Community Leaders Breakfast will be Jan. 15 at 8 a.m. at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. The keynote speaker is Dr. ruth Jones Nichols.
Annual MLK Day At Attucks Theatre
The City of Norfolk will host its annual MLK Day observance Jan. 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Historic Attucks Theater at 1010 Church Street.
MLK Breakfast At Grace Episcopal
Dr. Williams Spriggs, son of the late Tuskegee Airman, Dr. Thurman Spriggs, will be the keynote speaker at the annual MLK celebration Breakfast at Grace Episcopal Church in Norfolk on Jan. 15 at 9 a.m.
Dr. Michelle Alexander, author of the “The New Jim Crow in the Age of Colorblindness” which describes the mass of incarceration of Black men will be the keynote speaker at ODU’s MLK Commemoration on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.in the Blue Room of the Ted Constant Center.
Brigadier General Farris C. Hill of the U.S. Air Force will be the keynote speaker at the 14th annual MLK Scholarship Breakfast hosted by the Epsilon Nu Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc., Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Edmonds Center at 2714 Frederick Blvd in Portsmouth.
During the event the Dr. Hugo A. Madison Humanitarian Awards will be bestowed on Kimberly Wimbush and Dr. Kelvin Turner.
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