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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 20, 2014: Check out the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and other festivities

by Brandy McDonnell Modified: January 20, 2014 at 7:40 am •  Published: January 20, 2014
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Oklahoma Natural Gas employees march in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Oklahoma City, Monday, January 21, 2013. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman Archive
Oklahoma Natural Gas employees march in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Oklahoma City, Monday, January 21, 2013. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman Archive

Today’s featured event:

Oklahoma City’s 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration takes place today with the theme “Expanding the Dream.”

The signature event, the parade, will begin at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 127 NW 7.

The traditional silent march, which represents the true spirit of the modern Civil Rights Movement, begins at 9 a.m. at the Freedom Center on NE 23 and ends at the south steps of the state Capitol.

Then, the annual bell ringing ceremony will take place at the Oklahoma Historical Society steps, across the street from the Capitol to the east.

The MLK holiday program will take place at noon at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral.

In addition, a job fair is planned for 9 a.m. to noon at the Henrietta B. Foster Center, 614 NE 4.

The Oklahoma City Martin Luther King Holiday Coalition is proud that this event has been and remains one that is inclusive of all races, creeds, nationalities and religions. For more information, go to http://okcmlk.org.

For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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