Friday, April 4, 2008

Celebrate MLK's Legacy This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 4:00 AM

On the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, there's much more going on than the usual candlelight vigil. Some events, like the downtown march, happened earlier today. But it's not too late to catch plenty of weekend events honoring the late civil rights leader.

Learn how King's legacy relates to the environmental movement at “The Dream Reborn” Green Conference at the Memphis Cook Convention Center from April 4-6. Panels and workshops will deal with how to grow the economy through “green” jobs, which in turn promotes human equality through more jobs.

Pay tribute to Dr. King in the annual candle;ight vigil held at the National Civil Rights Museum at 5:30 p.m. tonight. Civil rights crusaders will discuss King's dream, and the Philander Smith Concert Choir will perform.

Raise money for the U of M's Luther C. McClellan Alumni Chapter's scholarship fund and check out the latest fashions at the MLK Commemorative High Tea and Fashion Show at the Plush Club on Saturday at 12:45 p.m.

Spend Saturday afternoon perusing "A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. The exhibit runs through May 18.

Skip your usual church service on Sunday morning in favor of the one at New Sardis Baptist Church, where the Martin Luther King Jr. Symphony will put on a special show.

And end out the Sabbath with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Commemorative Worship Service at St. Stephen Baptist Church at 7 p.m.

For more weekend events, check out the Flyer's searchable calendar.

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