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Martin Luther King JR day sign with stars illustration background
Martin Luther King JR day sign with stars illustration background

Lexington’s annual celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will take place Monday, Jan 16. The event will begin with a Freedom March at 10 a.m. starting at the Lexington Convention Center, followed at 11 a.m. by a Commemorative Program in Heritage Hall featuring keynote speaker the Rev. Otis Moss III. The featured musical guest is the a cappella group Committed — winner of the TV show “The Sing-Off.”

Following the commemorative program, a 2:30 p.m. showing of “Race,” a film based on the story of Jesse Owens, will take place at the Kentucky Theatre and the Harlem Globetrotters will bring their show to Rupp Arena in Lexington at 2 p.m. for a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day game during their 2017 World Tour.

For more information, visit www.uky.edu/mlk/content/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-holiday-celebration.

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