CORRECTED: 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day calendar of events



Our apologies – we published the Insight News article below, but did not check its dates. It is in error. Here is the correct information about the Martin Luther King Day celebration in St. Paul: 

Martin Luther King Day Celebration
Moving Beyond Tolerance to Allophilia
Saint Paul Central High School Auditorium | 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM | January 21, 2013

8:30 AM Council on Black Minnesotans 2013 Legislative Agenda Discussion, sponsored by the State Council on Black Minnesotans

10:40 Community March

10:45 Program with music, prayer, welcome, presentation of colors, and keynote speaker, Mr. Kevin Lindsey, Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Human Rights, ” “Moving Beyond Tolerance to Allophilia”

12:00 Community Telecast of the Presidential Inaugural

Following the Community Telecast of the Presidential Inaugural Address, please join us for a brief presentation of MLK Award Winners, a Casual Lunch, and Entertainment provided by Kennedy Barber and Arts Us The Pilgrim Baptist Church Youth Choir.

2:00 PM Adjourn

Other observances of Martin Luther King Day include: 

Monday, January 21 

Occupy the Hood 2nd annual march/rally for jobs, justice, housing

Augsburg College will honor the calling of one of the United States’ visionary civil rights leaders on Monday, January 21, by hosting the 25th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation.

The presentation, “Searching for MLK: A provocative exploration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” will take place at 1 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel and will include thought-provoking archival images, song, movement, and written excerpts from Dr. King.

Sunday, January 20

Martin Luther King Tribute Concert at University of Minnesota Ted Mann Concert Hall, 4-6 p.m.

“Unforgettable”  On January 20 at St. Joan of Arc, local legend Dennis Spears pays tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. by singing songs made famous in the early Civil Rights era by another royal figure: Nat “King” Cole, who became a national celebrity at a pivotal time for African-Americans in popular entertainment. The evening promises to be educational, moving, and, of course, entertaining. 


St. Paul Central High School and Concordia University Annual Martin Luther King Rally and Celebration Jan. 16

9:30am-3pm. Rally begins at St. Paul’s Central High School Auditorium (275 N. Lexington Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104), followed by a march at 10:35am from the school to Concordia. Participation in the march and all other events is open to all. A celebration at Concordia University Gangelhoff Center follows. For more information:

Augsburg College Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation Jan. 16

1pm at Augsburg College, Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, 625 22nd Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Urban League MLK Celebration…Jan. 19

January 19th 5-8:30pm. Community march at 4pm from KMOJ 2321 W Broadway to Urban League 2100 Plymouth Ave N

MCTC’s MLK Day Of Service Jan. 19

Jan. 19, 8am-2pm, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, 1501 Hennepin Ave
 Minneapolis, MN 55403. Webpage with further information:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Jan. 20

A Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute will take place Jan. 20, 4–6 p.m., Ted Mann Concert Hall. This year’s event will feature renowned vocalist Oleta Adams as well as performances by local artist Ahmad Lewis and students from Walker West Music Academy. For more information:

MLK Celebrations at Powderhorn Jan. 21

MLK Celebrations at Powderhorn on Jan. 21, 11 a.m.-2 pm. at Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 15th Av. S., Minneapolis. Activities for youth, entertainment and authentic soul food provided by Soul Sisters. Aztec dancers, youth choir, West African drumming, hip-hop and salsa dancing and a King tribute song. The event will also feature a civil rights Internet scavenger hunt and West African drum lessons. For more information:

Martin Luther King Feeding the Dream Community Food Drive Jan. 21

The Martin Luther King Feeding the Dream Community Food Drive will be held Jan. 21, 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Avenue S. Minneapolis. For more information:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Jan. 21

General Mills 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast 
Jan. 21, 7 am at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55403. Tickets $30 each. For more information:

Martin Luther King Community Breakfasts Jan. 21

The St. Paul Area Council of Churches hosts community breakfasts at churches and across the Twin Cities on Jan. 21. Locations include: Progressive Baptist Church, St. Paul; Faith United Methodist, West St. Paul; Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, St. Paul; White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, Mahtomedi; St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, River Falls, WI. Registration for tickets required by January 16. For more information:

Annual Bell Concert at Minneapolis/Hennepin County Courthouse Jan. 21

The Tower Bell Foundation perform an annual Martin Luther King concert on the City Hall courthouse’s bells on Jan. 21, 12-1pm. Listeners can hear inside or outside the Courthouse. Pending confirmation – check the Tower Bell Foundation website for event details

Calvary Baptist Church MLK Service Jan. 21

Calvary Baptist Church, 2608 Blaisdell Av. S., Minneapolis: 6:45 p.m. The service will allow people to reflect on King’s work and celebrate with music and song.

Special day at the park Jan. 21

Luxton Park will be celebrating the life and workings of Martin Luther King Jr with a special day at the park. We will be having activities, performances, and refreshments. Please join us in this family fun event 4–5:30pm at Luxton Park, 112 Williams Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

NHCC Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Concert Jan. 24

North Hennepin Community College is celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in concert on Thursday, January 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Theatre. The concert will feature songs of praise by the NHCC Chamber Singers, directed by Karla Miller; Sandy Hodges and Friends; and Voices of Inspiration from Macedonia Baptist Church, directed by Nerita Hughes. This event is free and open to the public, with a meet and greet and refreshments preceding the concert. Theatre seating is limited, so arriving early is recommended. Sponsored by NHCC’s Diversity Council, Student Life, and the Fine Arts department. For more information, contact Sean Davis at 763-488-0490 or visit