LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 10, 2021) — Lexington’s annual celebration and commemoration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will take place Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. The Freedom March will begin at 10 a.m. at the Lexington Central Bank Center, and a virtual program will now take place at noon, on YouTube. The program following the march was originally scheduled to take place in-person, but has been changed due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
The march and program are all free of charge, and everyone is welcome to attend and watch. Pre-registration for the march is recommended, to help the committee with spacing. To pre-register, visit: https://bit.ly/MLKLEX22.
Everyone who attends the Freedom March should wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status.
During the virtual program following the march, U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock will deliver a keynote address on the theme of "Dr. King’s Beloved Community 2022: Facing A Time of Reckoning in An Age of Denial."
For additional information on the MLK Day celebration, visit www.uky.edu/mlk.
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