Unity Group’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week Celebration lineup

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Unity Group of Chattanooga’s annual week of celebration.

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Get ready for a full week of events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Unity Group of Chattanooga has announced the schedule of events for its 54th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week with the theme of “Love for Humanity and Justice.”

The local community organization will host presentations, a parade, a breakfast, and more to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Saturday, Jan. 6 to Monday, Jan. 15. Here are a few of the events to check out + you can view the full lineup online.

MLK Book Drive | Saturday, Jan. 6

Head over to The Book & Cover located at 1310 Hanover St. beginning at 10:30 a.m. to donate or purchase books to be distributed to local area children.

Annual Prayer Breakfast | Saturday, Jan. 13

Community members will gather at Tucker Baptist Church at 9 a.m. for breakfast and to hear from keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Rodney Todd Morton. Get your tickets.

Gospel Music Extravaganza | Sunday, Jan. 14

Folks can gather at Bethel AME Church (2000 Walker St.) at 4 p.m. to hear an arrangement of gospel music performances by various musicians.

54th Annual Memorial March and Parade | Monday, Jan. 15

Join the community for the annual downtown parade. The lineup for the parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Georgia Avenue (along Miller Park) + will end at Peeples Street.

Main Program | Monday, Jan. 15

The final event of the week will take place at Olivet Baptist Church (740 E. MLK Blvd.) at 2 p.m. Folks will hear from keynote speaker Pastor Breonus M. Mitchell, Sr.

Make sure to follow The Unity Group of Chattanooga on Facebook for additional information regarding the events. Bonus: Keep an eye out for more MLK Day happenings in town in an upcoming newsletter.

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