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Locals honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Day of Service

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UPDATE: Hearts and voices are lifted up today, for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

People in our communities are honoring and celebrating his work and sacrifice.

Dr. King delivered his most famous speech, commonly called the "I Have A Dream" speech, on August 28,1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C leading the fight against racism.

He was also an advocate for non-violence and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Dr. King was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968.


There are a number of events going on across the area in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

MLK Memorial March - Chattanooga 4 p.m.
  • From Olivet Baptist Church, 740 E. M.L. King Blvd., to Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., followed by the main program at 5 p.m. at the Tivoli.
23rd annual Peace, Love and Unity service - Chattanooga 11 a.m.
  • The community rooms at CHI Memorial Hospital. Dr. Jerome T. Rogan, pastor of Transforming Faith Baptist Church, will be the keynote speaker.
Day On and Not a Day Off Service Day - Chattanooga 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Projects include: South Chattanooga Youth and Development Family Center, Emma Wheeler Homes, and Bethlehem Community Center
TechTown Camp - Bessie Smith Cultural Center 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • The hands-on learning opportunity lets kids build and play with robotics and safely experiment with circuitry. This event is open to anyone but is recommended for kids ages 7 to 17.
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