Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream



KINGSPORT — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in downtown Kingsport, the annual King Luncheon at the V.O. Dobbins Community Center and the annual Candlelight Vigil at Shiloh Baptist Church, scheduled for Monday, have been postponed.

The events are now scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5.

The parade will begin at noon (gathering at 11:15 AM at East Sevier Avenue and East Center Street.

The MLK Luncheon Drive-Through outside the Douglass Community Room at V.O. Dobbins Community Center will begin at 1 p.m.

BRISTOL- King University's Faith and Culture has postponed Natasha Sistrunk Robinson's talk from tomorrow night until Tuesday Feb 1 at 7 pm at Lee Street Baptist Church.

Candlelight Service to precede at 6:30 pm on Feb 1

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson will also speak at King University Chapel on Wednesday, Feb 2 at 9 a.m.

This year, some of the activities will be virtual and some in-person. We hope that many individuals will be able to come together with one voice in a manner that is still safe.

Bristol and Abingdon will share the same theme this year, “Even in These Trying Times, I Still Have a Dream?”  inspired by Dr. King’s prophetic "I Have a Dream" speech given on Aug. 28, 1963, as part of the March on Washington. D.C.. In which he said,

“So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

The YWCA of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will be participating in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by honoring early-childhood educators in our region. The YWCA is encouraging other organizations to honor Dr. King by participating in the federal day of service in their community.

To learn more about priorities and access resources for The King Holiday King Holiday 2022 - The King Center.  Register for events sponsored by The King Center by visiting Events - The King Center

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