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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19, 2015

2015 Freedom Rally Events Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther KingThe Freedom Rally Events is an annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King. There are many ways you can celebrate his life and legacy in the Grand Strand from January 17th until the 19th.



On Saturday, January 17th, there will two Brown Bag Working Luncheons:

The first one is from 10:00am- 2:00pm (brown bag lunch provided) at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot. Sessions will assist with both Small Business Development & Employee Training. A Job Fair will be held by local employers including: Wal-Mart, City of Myrtle Beach, Grand Strand Business Alliance, Myrtle Beach Hospitality, Horry Georgetown Technical College, SC Employment Security Commission (One Stop Services), Coastal Organization of Human Resources (COHR), and more!

The second will be a Statewide Deliberative Dialogue Forum at Myrtle Beach Middle School from  11:00am- 2:00pm (lunch will be provided). A public forum where statewide leaders will discuss our progress as a society in fulfilling Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream. The topic of discussion, ‘The Value of Life’ will focus on how we work together to insure all human life is valued equally and the impact achieving this equality will have on our community.

Later that day at 5:00 pm, Carolina Has Talent will be presented at Wheelwright Auditorium, Coastal Carolina University Campus. A thrilling musical tribute to Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr! Carolina Has Talent is an annual event that brings together musical talent of all genres from around the state to compete for cash prizes. The top finalists will perform a variety of music for your entertainment and the chance to win part of a $2500 prize! A $5 donation is appreciated.

Experience some of the best talent that the Grand Strand has to offer.

On Sunday, January 18th, Civil Rights Sunday will begin at 4:00pm at Sandy Grove Church (1008 Carver Street, Myrtle Beach). Civil Rights Sunday is a Multi-Cultural Ecumenical Service with Guest Speakers and Gospel Choirs.

On Monday, January 19th, the Corporate & Community Awards Breakfast will start at 8:00am at  Canal Recreational Center (910 Canal Street, Myrtle Beach). The annual Corporate & Community Awards Breakfast features Guest Speaker Armstrong Williams and leaders in our community will be recognized. A $25 donation will be appreciated.

The three day Freedom Rally culminates with a community wide parade that features local businesses, floats and bands from around the state. The Grand Freedom Parade will begin at 11:45am at the Pelican Baseball Field. The parade will turn down 21st Ave North and then right on to Carver Street in Myrtle Beach where stands will be available for the public.


January 19, 2015