MLK, Jr. Day in Springfield

Posted: 1/11/2018
Author: Alison Warren

MLK, Jr. Day in Springfield

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Springfield, IL is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday January 15th with several events.

43rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast: January 15th at 7:30am. Breakfast will be held at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity March and Annual Program: January 15th at Noon. March begins at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church located at 1800 Martin Luther King Dr.

Community Day: January 15th from 9 am - 5 pm. where the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum will celebrate his legacy with his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at 10:30am & 1:30pm.

MLK 50 Exhibit at the Springfield and Central IL African American History Museum. This exhibit honors the life and legacy of Dr. MLK, Jr. and will run through 2018.

Fun Fact: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is the only non-Illinoisan to be honored with a statue on the Illinois State Capitol Complex grounds. This cast-Bronze work of art portrays a young Dr. King and is located on Freedom Corner, facing the Capitol's statue of President Abraham Lincoln.


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