MLK Day celebrations


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – There are several events going Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In Lexington:
10 a.m. – Freedom March – Participants should line up beginning at 9 a.m. inside the corridor of the Lexington Center, Heritage Hall on West Main Street. Departure from downtown Lexington Center Heritage Hall will begin at 10 a.m.
11 a.m. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration Commemorative Program – The theme for this year’s program is Dr. King’s Vision in an Age of Betrayal. This year’s guest presenter is American anti-racism activist and writer Tim Wise.
2:30 p.m. – Hidden Figures – Free movie showing at the Kentucky Theatre

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In Winchester:
10 a.m. MLK Day Breakfast: St. Joseph Catholic Church, 248 S. Main St., Winchester. The morning will include live music and a keynote address by Martha Miller, chief deputy clerk of the Clark County Circuit Clerk’s office. Followed by a march from the church to the Clark County Courthouse.

In Berea:
10 a.m. The Black Music Ensemble will lead a march from the church to Gray Auditorium.
10:30 a.m. Gray Auditorium. “The Good Food Revolution,” presented by Malik Yakini, co-founder and executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.
3 p.m. Phelps-Stokes Auditorium. “The Fannie Lou Hammer Story: A One-Woman Play,” performed by Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye.
4:30 p.m. Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education. The Berea College Black Male Leadership Initiative will host a reception and conversations with Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye and Malik Yakini.