A weekend of rememberances for MLK

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. For many this means an extra day to spend with family and friends and an opportunity to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King. Check out some of the events taking place in Durham.

Commemoration Events

A Cultural Arts Celebration of the Life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Hayti Heritage Center- 801 Fayetteville Street
  • January 15th 6:00pm–8:00pm

Justice or Just Us: Who is Working for a More Perfect Union?- Duke University Dr. King Commemoration

  • Duke University’s Page Auditorium
  • January 17th 3:00pm–5:00pm

Martin Luther King Day Sermon- Delivered by Dr. Rodney S. Sadler Jr.

  • Watts Street Baptist Church
  • January 17th 11:00 am

Birthday Party for Martin Luther King Jr.– Celebrate, Donate, Serve

  • Northgate Mall
  • January 18th 10:30 am — 1:00 pm

Unity March and Rally

  • Begin at North Carolina Mutual National Historic Landmark
  • Conclude at First Presbyterian Church
  • January 18th 10:30 am

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Prayer Breakfast

  • Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center
  • January 18th 7:00 am

Sporting events

NCCU vs Hampton University women’s basketball

  • McDougald-McLendon Arena
  • January 18th 5:30 pm

NCCU vs Hampton University men’s basketball

  • McDougald-McLendon Arena
  • January 18th 7:30–9:30

Duke vs Boston College women’s basketball

  • Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • January 17th 2:00 pm

Duke vs Syracuse men’s basketball

  • Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • January 18th 7:00 pm

McDonald’s Rising Stars: King Holiday Classic

  • Youth basketball tournaments
  • Local Middle Schools and High Schools
  • January 15th–17th

Eno River Equalizer: 4 mile Team Race

  • Eno River State Park
  • January 17th
  • 9:00 am Registration 10:00 am Race

Concerts and Festivals

Let’s All Be Free Film Festival NC

  • Full Frame Theater
  • January 17th 7:00 pm

Voices Across the Centuries – Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle

  • Carolina Theater
  • January 17th 3:00 pm

Jonathan Bagg and Inara Zandmane- Viola and Piano Concert

  • Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium
  • January 17th 4:00 pm
Image courtesy: NC Collection Durham Co. Library
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