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Friday, January 12, 6:30 p.m.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Dinner and Celebration University of Mississippi – Student Union Ballroom

The UM Division of Diversity and Community Engagement invites members of the LOU community to come together for a memorial dinner celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s keynote, delivered by attorney and author Kenneth Mayfield, will lead us in reflection on the theme “It starts with me.”

The buffet opens at 6:30 p.m., and the formal program will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Please RSVP HERE. Seats are limited.


Saturday, January 13, 5:00 p.m.

Community Reading, “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Off Square Books – 129 Courthouse Square

Square Books will be hosting a community reading of “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. Anyone is invited to read a paragraph or two from the book. Click here for more information.


Monday, January 15

Community March & Celebration – 10:30-12:00 PM

“Power of Love” Second Missionary Baptist Church

The annual Oxford-Lafayette march and community celebration honoring Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., sponsored by Eta Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Ink., will begin in the parking lot of the historical Second Missionary Baptist Church on Jackson Avenue. The March will proceed to The Square in front of City Hall and will end back at the historical Freedman Town community marker on MLK Street near Second Missionary Baptist Church. The community program will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the church’s sanctuary.

Contact: Jerome Smith,

Monday, January 15

MLK Day of Service – 1:00-4:00 p.m. Jackson Avenue Center

The UM Center for Community Engagement is hosting this year’s MLK Day of Service. On this day, students, faculty, and staff will join forces alongside community members as voluntary

participants in service projects throughout the Oxford/Lafayette area. Through active participation in the community and intentional relationship building, the MLK Day of Service seeks to continue Rev. Dr. King’s legacy of love, service, and community. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided to the first 100 volunteers.

Sign up to volunteer here.

Tuesday, January 16, 6:30-9:00 PM

Film Screening and Discussion: “Selma” Burns-Belfry Museum

OxFilm will be screening “Selma”. “Selma” is a 2014 historical drama film based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches initiated and directed by James Vebel and led by Martin Luther King Jr., Hosea Williams, and John Lewis. After the film, there will be an organized reflection on topics from “Selma”.

Contact: Matt Wymer,