COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday honoring the late Dr. King's birthday and legacy.
This year, the holiday falls on Monday, Jan. 15 and there are many ways to celebrate in the Midlands. Below is a list of events taking place in our local area on Monday to honor Dr. King.
SC NAACP Annual Prayer Service
8:30 a.m. Zion Baptist Church, 701 Washington Street
9:20 a.m. Washington and Gadsden Street
King Day at the Dome March
9:30 a.m., Downtown Columbia
This event will be hosted by the NAACP. The organization says they are marching for education equity, a fair criminal justice system, voting rights, affordable housing, fair employment and healthcare for all.
King Day Rally at the Dome
10 a.m. South Carolina State House, Corner of Main Street and Gervais Street
MLK Day of Service Cleanup
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Earlewood Park, Columbia
The Congaree Riverkeeper will honor Dr. King through environmental volunteering by hosting "a day on, not a day off." The group will provide supplies to clean Smith Branch.
Chappelle Memorial, AME Church
11 a.m., Chappelle Memorial AME Church, Columbia
This year's annual MLK Day program will honor leaders in the communications field. The service will be led by Jamie O. Graham Sr.
FAAAC Presents in Celebration of Dreamers
12- 3 p.m, Columbia Museum of Art
This free event hosted by Friends of African American Art and Culture for a short film screening and live performances.