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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

28th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration

   Calendar of Events

     The Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana
Education Series
     Tuesday, January 14, 2014
     Historic St. James A.M.E. Church, 222 N. Derbigny St.
     6:00PM - 8:00PM

     R.E.A.L. March
     Wednesday, January 15, 2014
     10:00AM - 11:00AM (Begins at A. L. Davis Park and ending 
     at MLK Monument at S. Claiborne Ave)

     Wreath Laying Ceremony
     Wednesday, January 15, 2014
     11:00AM - 12:00PM (At the MLK Monument on S. Claiborne
     & MLK Blvd.)

     New Orleans Public Library MLK Celebration
     Thursday, January 16, 2014
     New Orleans Public Library Main Branch, 219 Loyola Ave.             12:00PM - 1:00PM

     United Teachers of N.O. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.        
     Choral Concert

     Thursday, January 16, 2014
     Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 2515 Franklin Ave.
     6:00PM - 8:00PM                                                                          

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Friday, January 17, 2014
Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel, 2601 Gentilly Blvd.
8:00PM - 9:00PM

16th Annual MLK, Jr. Commemorative Art Exhibit and Speech Competition
The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Ashe' Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd. 
5:00PM - 8:00PM

MLK Memorial Service
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Dillard University Lawless Memorial Chapel, 2601 Gentilly Blvd. 
3:00PM - 4:00PM

InterFaith MLK Education and Celebration Event
Panel Discussions
Sunday, January 19, 2014
First Street Peck Wesley United Methodist Church, 2309 Dryades St.
4:00PM - 8:00PM

Hands On and New Orleans Women Artist Collective MLK Service Project
Treme Community Garden
Monday, January 20, 2014
926 Villere Street
9:00AM - 12:00PM

28th Annual MLK Day Opening Program
Monday, January 20, 2014
City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street 
9:00AM - 9:45AM           

28th Annual MLK Day Memorial March
Monday, January 20, 2014
9:45AM - 11:30AM
(Begins at City Hall and ends at MLK Monument at S. Claiborne Ave.)

Hands On and the Central City Economic Opportunity Center MLK Service Project
Monday, January 20, 2014
Van McMurray Park, 2000 Phillip St.
1:00PM - 4:00PM

InterFaith MLK Service Project
Monday, January 20, 2014
Van McMurray Park, 2000 Phillip St.
1:00PM - 4:00PM

28th Annual Memorial MLK March

Download 2014 MLK Memorial March Participant Form
Download 2014 MLK Memorial March School Participation Form

View 2014 MLK Memorial March Route

Contact Sherlyn Harris at 504-658-4200 for more information. 

New Orleans Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Commission

The Honorable Mitchell J. Landrieu 
Mayor, City of New Orleans

Rev. Norwood Thompson, Jr.
Cynthia Willard-Lewis

Avery C. Alexander, Social Action Forum
Ms. Avis M. Brock, Chair

New Orleans Public Library Celebration
Rev. Abraham McFarland, Chair

Recreating the Environmental Ability to Live (R.E.A.L.) March
Mr. Bertrand Butler, Chair

Wreath Laying Ceremony
Mrs. Wynette Thompson & Mrs. Bobbie Cornish-Brent, Co-Chairs

United Teachers of New Orleans Choral Concert
Mr. Wilson Boveland & Ms. Myrtis Johnson, Co-Chairs

MLK Memorial Service 
Rev. Warren J. Ray, Jr. & Rev. Lois Dejean, Co-Chairs

Opening Program
Rev. Helena Wright-Butler, Co-Chair

Mr. Bertrand Butler & Mr. Glenis M. Scott, Sr., Co-Chairs

15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art Exhibit
Mr. Charlie Johnson, Chair 

Hands On New Orleans
Chris Cameron

Public Relations
Mrs. Barbara Lacen-Keller, Chair
Mr. Happy Johnson
Ms. Laura Armstrong

Commission Members
Ms. Laura Armstrong                         Ms. Allison Bailey
Mr. Broderick Bagert                         Mr. Philip Baptiste|
Mr. Jermaine Bennett                        Rev. Willie D. Bradford, Jr.
Rev.Samuel Butler                             Mr. Jay Cicero
Mr. Ronald Coleman                           Mr. Jerome Dabon
Mr. Jason Dove                                  Rev. Otto Duncan
Rev. Lance Else                                 Ms. Caley Foster
Ms. Katie Foster                                Rev. Marie Galatas
Ms. Valencia Hawkins                        Ms. Amanda Howens
Mr. Happy Johnson                            Mr. Barry Kaufman
Rev. Richard Keller                             Ms. Josie B. LaCour
Ms. Amy Latont                                 Mrs. Irma Magee
Rev. Ernest Marcelle                           Ms. Charlotte L. Mathew
Mr. Jerry Matthews                             Rev. John L.C. Mosley, Sr.
Ms. Nancy Murray                              Ms. Monisha Otkins
Ms. Jennifer Prall                                Mr. Jacob Rickoll
Mr. Erik Schwarz                                Ms. Sybil Schroeder
Dr. C. James Smith                             Mr. Roderick Sylvas
Ms. Charnisha Thomas                       Rev. Leon Tilton, Jr.
Mrs. Yolanda Tilton                           Mrs. Melvin Vallery
Mrs. Mary Jane Willard                      Dr. Brenda Brasher

City of New Orleans Staff
Deputy Mayor Judy Reese Morse
Tyronne Walker
Michael Ruffin
Sheryln Harris

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