In-person events return for 2023 MLK Holiday Tribute in the Twin Ports. The Duluth NAACP is leading the organizing of a series of events on January 16, 2023.
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM (CST)
Location: First United Methodist Church - 230 E Skyline Parkway
Description: The breakfast will feature a brief local program and a community viewing of the broadcast of the program in Minneapolis featuring a keynote by Valerie Jarrett, the CEO of the Barack Obama Foundation. The food is coordinated by the African-American Men’s Group and will be served starting at 7:00 am. The broadcast runs from 8:00-9:30 am. A freewill offering will support the United Negro College Fund which supports students of African Heritage throughout Minnesota to attend college. People interested in viewing the Minneapolis program online can visit: mlkbreakfast.com.
Sponsored by: General Mills Foundation, Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul, Duluth NAACP, and UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Food coordinated by the African-American Men's Group.
Time: 10:00 - 11:45 AM (CST)
Location: Washington Center Gym
Description: Gathering in the Washington Center gym, the Family Freedom Center will have activities for marchers who will leave for the DECC at about 11:00 AM. Claudie Washington, a past president of the NAACP, will serve as march leader.
Sponsored by: Family Freedom Center and Neighborhood Youth Services & Duluth NAACP
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM (CST)
Location: DECC-Symphony Hall; 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth
Description: The Twin Ports will celebrate Dr. King’s challenge to us to “Keep Moving Forward” with a rally featuring a keynote presentation by Anthony Galloway, the pastor of St. Mark AME Church in Duluth and a principal with the Dendros group.
The program will also include:
Miziiwekaamikiinang Drum Group
Central Hillside Community Gospel Choir under the direction of Alanna Galloway
Classie Dudley, the president of the Duluth Branch of the NAACP.
Sponsored by: Duluth NAACP; UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion; KY Interpreting Services, 1 Roof Community Housing, Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC).