Bell County Museum hosts "Unity!: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr".

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Bell County Museum hosts "Unity!: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr".

Day, and Charlotte has a weekend full of events commemorating his memory.

The school district is allowing parents to keep their children home without penalty and many school bands will still be participating in Collier County's MLK Day celebration. The route runs down Tryon Street from 9th Street to Stonewall Street.

The measure, sponsored by Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat, re-designates the Martin Luther King, Jr. P.E.A.C.E. Basketball Showcase. Eight Carolinas high schools will square off in basketball at Johnson C. Smith University.

The commemoration kicks off at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 13, with a presentation by State Sen.

1 p.m. - Annual MLK Day March from Union Point to South Campus by ending at the duBois Center. The event begins at 8 a.m. and tickets are $45.

The federal holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which this year is Jan. 15, Rev. King's birthday. It is expected to arrive at 11:30 a.m.at the Sacramento Convention Center, which is hosting a diversity expo.

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage opens its doors at no-cost for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Immediately following the ESP event, the city of Albany's Beloved Community March will start at the Madison Ave entrance to the ESP concourse and head to the King Monument in Lincoln Park for a wreath laying ceremony. National Observance. Music, dance and poetry about MLK's theology and philosophy.

After the program, the Kentucky Theater will be offering a free showing of "Hidden Figures" at 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece visited Collier County days before the local school district plans to hold class on the day honoring her uncle.

Before the event gets underway, guests can view exhibits from about 15 to 20 community service organizations from throughout Southern Illinois, according to host Chris Swims, the pastor of Carbondale's Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. This year's event will feature Oscar-winner and "Black Panther" star Lupita Nyong'o, Grammy-winning hip-hop MC/lyricist Black Thought of The Roots and "A Wrinkle In Time" star Storm Reid, with comedian and author Baratunde Thurston returning this year as event MC.