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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration

Calendar of Events

Education Series Program 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.    
The Voting Rights Act
Landry-Walker High School College & Career Prep, 1200 L.B. Landry Ave.
(Levon LeBan, Chairperson)

R.E.A.L. March
Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Begins at A. L. Davis Park and ends at MLK Monument on MLK Blvd. & S. Claiborne Ave.
(Bertrand Butler, Chairperson)

Wreath Laying Ceremony
Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11:00 am  
MLK Monument on MLK Blvd. & S. Claiborne Ave.
(Wynette Thompson, Chairperson)

 

United Teachers of N.O. Choral Concert 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. 
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 2515 Franklin Ave.
(Myrtis Johnson, Chairperson)

New Orleans Public Library MLK Celebration
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. 
New Orleans Public Library Main Branch, 219 Loyola Ave.
(Rev. Abraham McFarland, Chairperson)

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation “MLK Jazz Journeys” Concert
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.                                                                                
Dillard University Lawless Memorial Chapel, 2601 Gentilly Blvd.

Hands On of New Orleans MLK Volunteer Day
Saturday, January 17, 2015 9:00 a.m.
Gentilly Terrace Charter School, 4720 Painters St.

Rev. Avery C. Alexander Social Action Conference
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. 
Dryades YMCA, 2220 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
(Avis Brock, Chairperson)

MLK Jr. Commemorative Art Exhibit Nonviolence: The Only Road to Freedom
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. 
Ashe' Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd.
(Charlie Johnson, Chairperson)

MLK Memorial Service
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
Holy Faith Temple Baptist Church, 1325 Governor Nicholls St.
(Rev. Marie Galatas-Ortiz & Clarance Bickham, Co-Chairpersons)

29th Annual MLK DAY Opening Program
Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. 
City Hall, 1300 Perdido St.

MLK Memorial March   
Monday, January 19, 2015  at 9:45 a.m.
Begins at City Hall and ends at MLK Monument on MLK Blvd. & S. Claiborne Ave.

29th Annual Memorial MLK March

Download 2015 MLK Memorial March Participant Form
Download 2015 MLK Memorial March School Participation Form
View 2015 MLK Memorial March Route

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

New Orleans Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Commission

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

Co-Chair
Rev. Norwood Thompson, Jr.
Cynthia Willard-Lewis

Committees
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. Marie Galatis-Ortiz & Rev.  Clarence Beckham, Co-Chairs

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

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

17th 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. Candance Quarels, Co-Chairs 

Educational Series Program
Mr. Levon LeBan, Chair 

Commission Members

Mr. Levon LeBan
Ms. Florida Carr Hargrove
Rev. Bob Hildebrandt
Rev. Helena Wright Butler
Elder Clarence Beckham
Mr. Johnathan Lewis
Mr. Jon Johnson
Mr. Robert Bachman
Mr. Richard V. Keller, Sr.
Ms. Bobbie Cornish
Dr. Ernest Marcelle, Jr.
Ms. Avis Brock
Ms. Candance Quarels
Rev. Warren Ray, Jr.
Ms. Janet Tobias
Dr. Leon Tilton, Jr.
Evangelist Linda Campbell
Rev. Jason Hayes
Ms. Cherise Harrison-Nelson
Rev. Samuel Butler
Ms. Josie LaCour 

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

 
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