Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Each year on his birthday, we celebrate the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Celebration Committee has a number of events and things to do planned in Myrtle Beach for January 13-16, 2017 to commemorate the his life.

The Carolina African American Heritage Foundation (CAAHF) is primarily a cultural, arts and educational program focusing on activities and programs that promote history and cultural arts of African Americans here in the Carolina’s.

Here are a list of various activities and locations:

Friday, January 13

·    8:00 to 9:30 a.m. – Welcome Breakfast and Keynote Speaker Address, with South Carolina Senator Mia McLeod (22nd District), Ballrooms A and B, Myrtle Beach Convention Center

·    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Employability Workshop and Job Fair, Ballroom D, Myrtle Beach Convention Center

·    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Small Business Workshop with Local Procurement Officers, Ballroom E, Myrtle Beach Convention Center

·    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Translating Diversity Workshop, with College of Charleston Director of Institute of Community Development Dr. Graeme Coetzer and Coastal Carolina University President David DeCenzo, Ballrooms A and B, Myrtle Beach Convention Center

·    2:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Martin Luther King, Jr. Film Festival, Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Saturday, January 14

·    10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Martin Luther King, Jr. Film Festival, Myrtle Beach Convention Center

·    9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – 5K Freedom Run, with start line at Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park, 2200 North Oak Street

·    5:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Carolina Has Talent Program and Contest, features local amateur talent, Myrtle Beach Convention Center

“Civil Rights Sunday,” Sunday, January 15

·    4:00 to 5:30 p.m. – Ecumenical Workshop and Thanksgiving Service, led by Mt. Olive AME Church’s Rev. Frank Madison Moses and St. Michael Catholic Church’s Rev. Edward Fitzgerald, Mt. Olive AME Church, 1108 Carver Street

·    7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Myrtle Beach Convention Center

MLK Federal Holiday, Monday, January 16

·    8:00 a.m. – Corporate and Community “Drum Major” Awards Breakfast, with Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. Henry “Hank” Singleton from Benedict College, Myrtle Beach Convention Center

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