News Flash

Carrboro Townwide News

Posted on: January 9, 2020

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations in Orange County

MLK 2020 events

Join us and others in Orange County as we celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with these community-wide events in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. 

Friday, January 17

Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Orange County) 

10:30-11:30 a.m. 

 Passmore Center

The celebration features special guest speaker, Danita Mason-Hogans, who is a native of Chapel Hill and comes from seven generations of “movement people”. She has also been an education activist for over 30 years and is employed with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University where she serves as Program Manager for the Critical Oral Histories program.

More info:


Saturday, January 18

Youth-Led Special Event (Town of Carrboro)

1-3 p.m.

Century Center, Carrboro

This youth planned event strives to bring the community together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Come celebrate Carrboro’s very own day of service with speakers, bands, and performers.

Sunday, January 19 

The 35th Annual University/Community MLK Memorial Banquet & Awards Ceremony

5-8 p.m.

Friday Center

More info and tickets:

Monday, January 20=

Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Events

Rally with speaker Tai Huynh

9 a.m.

Peace and Justice Plaza

March to First Baptist Church-Chapel Hill

Coffee and Conversations

10 a.m.

First Baptist Church-Chapel Hill

Community Interfaith Service

Keynote Speaker: Gene Nichol

11 a.m.

First Baptist Church, 106 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill

More info:

MLK Park Ribbon Cutting (Town of Carrboro)

3 p.m.

1120 Hillsborough Rd, Carrboro

More info:

Wednesday, January 22

The MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony 

7 p.m.

Memorial Hall.

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, author, radio host and Georgetown University sociology professor, will deliver the keynote. Tickets are free and will be available at the Carolina Performing Arts and Memorial Hall ticket office in early Jan. 

More info: