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Events set in Oklahoma City metro area to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Church services, a parade and a prayer breakfast are among events planned Saturday through Monday.
BY CHRIS SCHUTZ Modified: January 18, 2013 at 6:03 pm •  Published: January 17, 2013

While Monday is the official holiday, the commemoration will begin with other activities on Saturday and Sunday, Milton said.

The schedule is:


• 7 p.m., a tribute to King at Douglass Mid-High School, 900 N M.L. King Ave.


• 3 p.m., annual Martin Luther King program, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5700 N Kelley Ave.

• 6 p.m., Dr. M.L. King cross-cultural program, Temple B'nai Israel, 4901 N Pennsylvania Ave.


• 7 a.m., annual Dr. M.L. King prayer breakfast, Reed Center, 5800 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City. Keynote speakers are Nathaniel Batchelder of Peace House and James E. Finch, a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

• 8:30 a.m. to noon, job fair, Henrietta Foster Center, 614 NE 4.

• 9 a.m., opening ceremony, Freedom Center, 2500 N M.L. King Ave.

• 9:45 a.m., silent march to the Oklahoma History Center, NE 23 and Lincoln Boulevard.

• 10:45 a.m., remarks at the history center by Gov. Mary Fallin.

• 11 a.m., ringing of a state replica of the Liberty Bell at the history center.

• 12:15 p.m., M.L. King Jr. holiday program, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, 127 NW 7.

• 2 p.m., parade begins at NW 7 and Broadway Avenue.