Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations include virtual freedom march

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 18, and several events to commemorate the holiday are planned in Fayetteville.

The festivities, organized by the NWA Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Council, kick off on Saturday, Jan. 16 with a food drive and community service project on beginning at 9 a.m. at St. James Missionary Baptist Church.

On Sunday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m., a memorial service for Dr. King featuring guest gpeaker Reginald K. Murdock, State Representative for District 48 in Arkansas. This event will take place over Zoom.

On Monday, Jan. 18 the annual MLK Dream Keepers’ Virtual Youth Breakfast will take place at 8 a.m. This event will also take place virtually over Zoom.

The Dream Keeper’s Youth Engagement Program will take place at 9:30 a.m.

Later on Monday, the annual MLK Holiday Virtual Freedom March will take place at 11:15 a.m. online, followed by the University Noon-Day Vigil at 12 p.m. available here.

For a bit more information about this year’s festivities, visit