Multiple events have been scheduled to honor civil rights legend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Multiple events have been scheduled to honor civil rights legend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The theme for this year's celebration is “Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence”
According to Kasey Summerville, member of the MLK Day planning committee, the celebration will begin Sunday at 5:30 p.m. with the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gospel Musical Concert.
The concert, hosted by Minister Fred Daniels, will be held at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, located at 1501 Caddo St., and will feature the St. Paul A.M.E. Church Inspirational Choir, the St. Mark Sanctuary Choir of Little Rock and the Longley Mass Choir of Little Rock.
The concert is sponsored by Southern Bancorp.
Monday's events will be held at the Community Family Enrichment Center located at
301 N. 23rd Street and will begin with a free breakfast at 8 a.m. hosted by the local graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with classes on “How to Keep the Dream Alive” for youth and adults.
One of the highlights of the MLK Day celebration is the marade, which is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Walkers, floats, bikes, cars, four-wheelers and those who would like to ride horses are urged to be at the church located 307 North 16th St. at 1:45 p.m. to begin lining up for the marade.
According to Pastor Llewellyn Terry, the marade will follow its traditional route beginning at 16th Street, taking a left on Main Street and proceeding to Third Street Baptist Church for the annual MLK Program, which is scheduled to begin at approximately 2:20 p.m. Guest speaker for the program will be Rep. Fred Love of the Arkansas House of Representatives
The public is invited and encouraged to attend any or all of the activities.
For more information about the events contact Doug Nelson at (870) 403-3760. For information about the marade, contact Pastor Llewellyn Terry at (870) 403-1675.
In addition, Henderson State University will host the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Banquet in the Garrison Center Ballroom. Sherman Tate, president and CEO of Tate and Associates Management, will be the guest speaker.