Jacksonville’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will likely be held Monday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m., whereas two annual MLK Day breakfasts on Friday, Jan. 15, are going digital this 12 months.
Regardless of Dr. King’s message of unity, there will likely be separate citywide breakfast occasions once more this 12 months to honor the slain civil rights chief. The annual breakfast was cut up into separate events in 2019 by metropolis officers, the NAACP’s Jacksonville department and the native chapter of the Southern Christian Management Convention once they couldn’t agree on internet hosting one occasion collectively.
thirty fourth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast (Metropolis-sponsored model)
On Friday, January 15, the town’s annual breakfast will likely be held on the Prime Osborn Conference Heart at 8 a.m., with Florida Blue because the presenting sponsor.
Due to the pandemic, this 12 months’s occasion will likely be streamed stay on YouTube, with no in-person tickets being distributed.
Panelists are scheduled to incorporate Mayor Lenny Curry, Superintendent of Duval County Public Faculties and 2021 Florida Superintendent of the Yr Diana Greene, UF Well being CEO Leon Haley and United Manner of Northeast Florida President and CEO Michelle Braun.
The occasion will likely be hosted and moderated by Pleasure Purdy from WJCT Information accomplice News4Jax and Anthony Austin from First Coast Information.
Free digital tickets are available here together with extra info.
The Official thirty fourth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast (NAACP/SCLC-sponsored model)
Martin Luther King III, King’s son, would be the particular visitor on the 8 a.m. occasion on Friday, Jan. 15. Different audio system are scheduled to incorporate the co-founders of Black Voters Matter, Cliff Albright and Latosha Brown.
The breakfast will likely be streamed stay on Fb and YouTube. A donation of $20 or extra is recommended. Extra info is offered on the NAACP’s Jacksonville website.
Downtown Jacksonville MLK Day Parade
The Downtown parade’s route will likely be an identical to the 2020 Veteran’s Day Parade, in accordance with the Regulation Workplaces of Ron Sholes, which is the presenting sponsor.
Contributors will begin on Water Road, parallel to the Federal Reserve Financial institution of Atlanta department. The parade will proceed on to Laura, then Adams Road earlier than concluding on the intersection of Lee and Bay streets.
The occasion will final roughly two hours, winding by the streets of Downtown Jacksonville for roughly 1.5 miles.
Floats, stay performances from native marching bands, dance troupes, and adorned autos representing native companies and organizations whereas additionally exhibiting a theme associated to King’s message.
With COVID-19 instances and hospitalizations on the rise in Duval County and throughout the nation, the Facilities for Illness Management advise avoiding crowds and holding a distance of at the very least 6 ft from individuals from outdoors your family.
Cummer Museum Presents Free Admission For MLK Day
The Cummer Museum of Artwork and Gardens will likely be providing free admission and programming on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of King’s legacy.
The museum is providing a mixture of in-person and digital programming:
- Aware yoga session led by licensed teacher, Alnisa Turner, from 10 to 11 a.m. within the Cummer Gardens (earlier than the museum opens). Deliver your individual mat.
- Stay music units all through the day from Akia Uwanda, a classically educated sultry jazz and soul vocalist.
- Free Artwork Making kits. First come, first served. As provides final.
Free Digital Experiences:
- A dialog with writer and historian, Rodney L. Hurst, Sr.
- An artwork making exercise led by Danielle Garcia, Museum Educator.
- A efficiency from the JAMS (Jacksonville Arts & Music College) refrain in a video produced by their scholar run manufacturing crew.
Get time-specific tickets for in-person admission.
On WJCT Public Tv: ‘A Ripple Of Hope’
Monday evening, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. on WJCT’s World TV channel 7.5, WJCT will current A Ripple of Hope. The particular seems to be on the evening of King’s homicide in 1968. A Ripple of Hope is also available on demand on WJCT’s Passport. The Passport streaming service is a member profit for supporters of WJCT.