Other MLK Events
• Monday – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, 8 a.m., Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi. Featured speaker: Meridian Attorney Kenneth Dustin Markham. Theme: "A Product of the Dream: The Promise, The Power, The People." Donation: $6. Sponsored by the Meridian/Lauderdale County Branch, NAACP.
• Monday – MLK Birthday Observance Celebration, 1 p.m., Meridian Community College McCain Theater, Ivy Hall.
• Friday – 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service, 10 a.m., Naval Air Station Meridian, in Rudders. Keynote speaker will be NAS Meridian Administrative Officer Lt. Leon Leflore. Civilian guests can begin entering the main gate after 9 a.m. The driver should have a driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of vehicle insurance and all others should have photo IDs ready to present upon arrival.
• Jan. 20 – Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight March and Memorial Service. Lineup for the march will begin at 6:15 p.m., at the corner of 16th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (former site of the Baptist Seminary building) and will proceed to historic First Union Missionary Baptist Church, 610 38th Ave. The memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature the Rev. Dr. Zachary S. Operton, pastor of Prince of Peace Christian Fellowship Church, as guest speaker.