Durham hosts virtual MLK event with live music, community discussion, dancing
Posted January 14, 2021 5:34 p.m. EST
Durham, N.C. — For those looking for a way to celebrate MLK Day from the safety of their own home, Durham Parks and Recreation has put together a virtual celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The virtual event will commemorate his work through the theme: Remembering the Legacy through the Arts.
Participants can enjoy activities like music, poetry, dancing and community engagement discussions -- all from the safety of their own living room.
The event has singers, a DJ and spoken-word poets.
Itinerary of Durham's virtual MLK Day celebration
11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Group discussion about the current events and COVID-19
11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clips of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Speeches
12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Entertainment
- Song – Lift Every Voice and Sing – Abria Ellis
- Spoken Word - Dasan Ahanu and Church Da Poet
- Poetry by Mama Noni
- Pre-recorded musical performance by Councilman Pierce Freelon
12:45 p.m. – 1 p.m. Break (Music playing in the background)
1 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Movement Activity (Stretching and Line Dances)
1:10 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Community Praise/Outreach – local artists and community groups will highlight the services they have to offer.
1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. Closing
Music will be provided by DJ Go Off.
The celebration takes place Saturday, January 23 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. To register, visit DPRPlayMore.org.