Commemoration and Celebration of the Life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

The public is invited to join the Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 for the annual commemoration and celebration of the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This year's theme is: "The Beloved Community: The Fierce Urgency of Now."

This year’s celebration will take place at Asbury United Methodist Church, 501 Elizabeth St. in Charleston, on Monday, Jan. 20. The Ecumenical Service will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will feature Jennifer Wells; WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition Executive Director as the keynote speaker. The Symbolic March at 12 p.m. will proceed to the north steps of the State Capitol Complex for a bell-ringing ceremony at 12:30 p.m. The Unity Reception will follow immediately at the West Virginia Culture Center.

Monday, January 20 at 9:30am

Asbury United Methodist Church 501 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV 25301

Target Audience

Family-Friendly, 21+, Seniors


MLK, Holiday activities, MLK Day


Free and open to the public

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