MLK Day events in the Tri-State

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Blood Drive, Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, January 21

  • Hoxworth Blood Center University of Cincinnati has partnered with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Delta Gamma Lambda Alumni Chapter and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to host a community blood drive

Be the Match Bone Marrow Drive Registration

  • MLK Day of Service, January 21 and surrounding days
  • Be the Match is asking people to join the registry, pledge to hold a marrow drive, or tell friends about the importance of the registry.

Parties for Obama Inauguration Party

  • 41 East 6th Street Cincinnati, 7pm, January 2
  • Celebration and replay of inauguration broadcast, $20/person includes light meal
28th Annual MLK Evening Celebration
  • Lebanon Junior High School Auditorium, 7pm, January 21
  • Service Awards, Essay Contest, Art Exhibition, Support for Military Families, Volunteer and Donation Opportunities

Northern Kentucky Branch, NCAACP 9th Annual Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Community Outreach Lunch
  • Newport Syndicate, 18 East Fifth Street , Newport KY, Pre-luncheon reception 11:15am-11:45am, Luncheon 12pm-2pm, January 21 Keynote Speaker will be Judge Fanon Rucker from Hamilton County Ohio Municipal Court

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program
  • January 21, 3pm, Florence Government Center 8100 Ewing Boulevard
  • Program includes Grace of God Ministries Choir and Praise Dancers, Freedom March around Government Center Campus, Ringing of the Florence Freedom March, Display in the Government Center Lobby (9am-4pm), Refreshments

38th Annual Commemorated March
  • Sponsored by Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition of Greater Cincinnati, January 21, 10:30am , Freedom Center to Fountain Square, continuing to Music Hall
  • Metro will continue on regular schedule,  Bus dedicated to Rosa Parks will participate in the Commemorated March

Public Library hosts Marin Luther King Jr. Children Programs
  • Main Library (2-4pm), Blue Ash Branch (1:30-2:30), Deer Park Branch (2-4pm), Hyde Park Branch (2-3pm), North Central Branch (2-3pm), Groesbeck Branch (2-3:15pm)

Presentation of 12th Annual "Keeping the Dream Alive" Award
  • The Church of Resurrection in Bond Hill will present its award Jan12 3pm, 1619 California Ave
  • The award will be presented to someone who has kept Dr. King's dream alive in today's world and celebrates and renews our hope for the future. This year it will be given to Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J., professor emeritus of Peace and Justice Programs at Xavier

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of the National Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • The Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition announces a series of events for Martin Luther King Jr. day, Jan21
  • Schedule of the day is Ticketed breakfast sponsored by the National Underground Freedom Center and the Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition, King Legacy Breakfast at the Freedom Center (8am), Following events are free: Commemorative Civil Rights March at the Freedom Center (10:30am), Interfaith Prayer Service at Fountain Square (11am), MLK Commemorative Celebration at the Music Hall (12pm)

Free Admission to the Freedom Center on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Nation Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Jan 21, Hoxworth Blood Drive (9:30am-3:30pm), Freedom Center Galleries Open (11am-5pm).
  • The day will include guided highlights tour of the Freedom Center's exhibitions, hands-on stations including Civil War encampment and Cotton Gin, Live exhibit interpreters, admission to special exhibition Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Genealogy and Local History Department pinned Cincinnati area sites for The Abolitionist Map of America
  • You can see the sites via "American Experience's" for their Abolitionists App/website

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