Tulsa is gearing up for our Martin Luther King festivities this weekend and the MLK Commemoration Society has planned a lot!
The theme for the 2012 MLK events is “All People, All Races, All Religions: The Dream Lives!”
Sunday evening January 15th begins with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk in Peace. The procession will form at 7th & Cincinnati and leave at 5:30pm for the Boston Avenue Methodist Church located at 13th & Boston. Shuttle service from the church to the beginning of the procession will be available.
The MLK Interfaith Commemorative Service will be hosted at Boston Avenue Methodist Church. This year’s guest speaker will be Sister Jane Nesmith of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, located in Evansville, Indiana. “Keeping the Dream Alive” Award; and the 2012 winner of the MLK Oratorical Contest will recite the “I Have a Dream” speech. Nursery services will be available. The service will take place on Sunday, January 15, at 6:00 p.m.
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
The parade on January 16th begins at 11:00am at Detroit and John Hope Franklin Boulevard. It will proceed east on John Hope to Greenwood Avenue and continue south through the Greenwood Business District to Archer, then west on Archer to Elgin.
The MLK Commemoration Society is a not-for-profit, tax deductible charitable organization. They have granted more than $100,000 in scholarships and awards to more than 3,000 students over the past 30 years. To support the MLK Commemoration Society programs, you can donate online or by check. Make your checks payable to:
Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 14025, Tulsa, OK 74159
For additional information or questions, please contact Jackie Terry – MLK Event Coordinator at 918-492-9495. See you at BAM on Sunday night and see you at the parade!!