King’s Daughter Among Speakers Annual King Day Events Scheduled

The daughter of the fallen civil rights leader will be among the speakers during King Day celebrations in Oklahoma City.

Rev. Bernice A. King, the executive director of the King Center in Atlanta, Ga., will speak at an event scheduled after the King Day holiday.

She will speak at an event set for noon  on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Nicholson Tower Conference Center at the University of Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, 940 NE 13th St.

A reception will be held at  11:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the African-American Student Association at the health sciences center.

Patrons may park at the first floor of Stonewall Garage at the children’s hospital.

Patrons will be issued a parking ticket after entering the garage.  That ticket should be taken the Nicholson Tower Conference Center for validation and will be needed to exit the parking garage.

The following Oklahoma City King Day events (Monday, Jan. 20, except when noted) will be held:

  •  Opening Ceremonies and  MLK March begins at 9 a.m. at the Freedom Center, 2609 MLK Ave.

March will travel west on NE 23rd Street to the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr..

At 11 a.m., the Bell Ringing  salute to King will be held at the steps of the history center.

  •  The King Holiday program will be held from 12:15 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 127 NW Seventh St.

That event will feature speeches from community leaders.

  •  The King Day Parade will follow in Downtown Oklahoma City.

The parade will begin at 2 p.m. at NW Sixth Street and N. Walker Avenue, and go south towards Reno Avenue.

  •  A King Day Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Douglass High School, 900 MLK Ave.
  •  A King Day Gospel Extravaganza will be presented by the Beta Eta Lambda chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1829 NE 36th St.
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