JONESBORO – Activities associated with the 2020 Northeast Arkansas Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Day celebration have been announced by the Northeast Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. planning committee.
On the national holiday Monday, Jan. 20, a march/parade, starts at 10:30 a.m. on the campus of Arkansas State University, starting at the Military Science Building, 1921 Aggie Road, then moving east to Marion Berry Parkway and north to Johnson Ave.
Once on Johnson Ave., the march/parade will proceed east then turn south onto University Loop East, concluding at Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive.
March/parade participants are encouraged to start gathering at the Military Science Building at 10 a.m. for coffee, donuts and instructions.
The annual Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Day community program will begin after the march/parade at noon in Fowler Center's Riceland Hall.
All MLK Day activities are open to the public, and everyone is welcome to participate as a group or individually.
This year’s program will mark the 18th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Jonesboro, according to Kenisha Ross, chair of the MLK Day planning committee. For additional details, contact Ross at (870) 897-3076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.