Martin Luther King Jr. Day is coming up on Monday, Jan. 15, and several events to commemorate the holiday are planned in Fayetteville.
The festivities begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 with a community service project at the Yvonne Richardson Community Center.
On Sunday, Jan. 14, a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service is planned at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville at 3 p.m. The service will feature speaker Dr. Roderick L. Smothers, President of Philander Smith College.
Monday, Jan. 15 will kick off with a prayer breakfast at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House at 8 a.m.
The annual MLK Freedom March will take place at 11:15 a.m., beginning at the corner of MLK Jr. Boulevard and Razorback Road in Fayetteville, and a noon-day vigil is planned at Verizon Ballroom after that.