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What’s happening on MLK Day in Columbia

South Carolina civil rights groups held their annual "King Day at the Dome" march and rally at the State House in Columbia, January 18, 2016.
South Carolina civil rights groups held their annual "King Day at the Dome" march and rally at the State House in Columbia, January 18, 2016. gmelendez@thestate.com

Multiple events will be held Monday in Columbia to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

▪ 8 a.m. The Columbia Urban League will hold its annual King legacy breakfast. The key speaker for the 8 a.m. event, at West Columbia’s Brookland Baptist Church, will be the Rev. Charles B. Jackson Sr.

▪ 8:30 a.m. The S.C. NAACP will host a statewide prayer service at Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington St.

▪ 9 a.m. Columbia College’s Martin Luther King celebration, Breed Leadership Center. The keynote speaker will be Traciana Graves, an anti-bullying strategist.

▪ 9:30 a.m. March from Zion Baptist Church to the S.C. State House.

▪ 10 a.m. The S.C. NAACP will hold its annual King Day at the Dome rally on the north steps of the S.C. State House.

▪ 3:06 p.m. A wreath-laying by members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will take place at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the corner of Harden and Greene streets.

▪ 4 p.m. The City of Columbia and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation will hold their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Community Center, 2300 Greene St. Claflin University President Henry Tisdale will be the keynote speaker.

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