Martin Luther King Jr. Day events around St. Louis -

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events around St. Louis

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(KMOV) -- Many events will be taking place around the country today in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Here are some events that you can take part in today around St. Louis.

-The City of Berkeley will have a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the Berkeley Civic Center at 11:00 a.m. The center is located at 6120 Madison Avenue. The will be community leaders, music, and excerpts from various Dr. King speeches.

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday March will assemble at the Old Courthouse at 11:00 a.m., beginning at 11:30 a.m. The route will start at 4th and Market, will then head west on Market to 14th Street, North on 14th to Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, west on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive to Page, west on Page to Grand, South on Grand and will disassemble at the Powell Symphony Hall at approximately 12:30 p.m.

-Collinsville's second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of unity. This year's event is titled "Sowing Seeds of Change".  People interested should meet at the First United Methodist Church on 207 West Church Street in Collinsville, IL at 6:00 p.m.

-A group of St Louis youth are hosting an MLKDay Free basketball clinic for youth on
the autism spectrum, ages six to 12. This will take place at The Center of Clayton from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. The event will be staffed by youth volunteers.

-The third annual Martin Luther King Day Breakfast will be held at the New Life of Christ Church in O'Fallon, IL from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.

-A program celebrating the legacy and life of Dr. King and includes performances from members of the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon community. This takes places at 10:00 a.m. at the Mount Joy Missionary Baptist Church on 327 Olive Street in Edwardsville, IL.

-Washington University will host The 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration  at 7:00 p.m. in Graham Chapel. This year's theme is "Creating a Community of Access, Inclusion and Excellence for All … Fear is Not an Option."

-Allen McKellar will be the keynote speaker, for the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday observance, at 10:00 a.m. in the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.


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