South Carolina Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Week Events 2018

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Join The Florence Chamber and Francis Marion University Thursday, January 11th, 2018, for a very special event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our 20th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. kicks off on the campus of Francis Marion University with a 6:15 candlelight march from the Wallace House front lawn to Chapman auditorium. We ask that individuals please arrive by 6:00 pm to participate in the march at 6:15 pm. The program MLK Celebration of the Arts follows at 6:30 PM at FMUs Chapman Auditorium. The event is sponsored by McLeod Health and HopeHealth.

Praise in Motion Dance Ministry, Young Gifted and Blessed Gospel Choir and other dedications and tributes will be performed to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King.

Our keynote speaker for the evening will be Florence City Councilwoman, Teresa Myers-Ervin.

Florence To Celebrate Three Day of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Honor of The 50th Anniversary of His Death

The Florence Development Corporation will lead the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration with a three day program to honor the 50th year of Dr. King’s death. A College and Millennials 50th Forward-MLK Open Mic program will be held on Friday, January 12, 2017-7:00 PM SOULE’ Cafe Coffee and Tea located 130 S. Irby Street, Florence, SC Honest and open conversation and finding common ground on the issues that matter.

On Saturday, January 13, 2018 2018 MLK Youth Symposium-YOUTH FORWARD will be held at North Vista Elementary School 1101 North Irby Street, Florence, SC 2:00PM-4:00PM. Presenters Topics:  Bullying, drugs, gang violence, suicide, depression and other mental illnesses, “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve”.  FOOD-FUN-ACTVITIES  A day to nurture, inspire and empower the next generation.

On Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. there will be an evening with the arts.  MLK 50Forward Tribute to create an evening filled with multi-faceted artistic expression. It will be a magnificent celebration of the arts fit for a “King”!  The evening will include some of our areas most talented singers, instrumentalist, performers, poet and performing art. Savannah Grove Baptist Church 2620 Alligator Road Effingham, SC.

On Monday, January 15, 2018 -8:30AM

Shekinah Glory SDA (Florence Seventh Day Adventist Church) at 803 Oakland Avenue, Florence, SC 8:30AM-MLK Commemorative Breakfast:  Honoring Sir Freddie(Bobby) Jolley.  Commemorative Breakfast on the day designated by the Federal Government as a legal holiday.

After partaking of this scrumptious, join us for our silent march -10:15AM in the parking lot across the Martin Luther King Bridge to downtown Francis Marion Performing Arts Center. Dr. Calvin E. Robinson Jr., Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Speaker and Leap of Faith Praise Ministry.

“World Unity – Peace, Hope, Love, and Understanding” is the theme for The 32nd Annual Darlington County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Celebration on Monday, January 15, 2018, beginning at 12:00 noon at St. James United Methodist Church, 312 Pearl Street, Darlington, S.C., Rev. Dr. Marvin Caldwell, Sr., Pastor.

The 32nd Annual Darlington County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Celebration

“Our Children serving in a Global World” is the title of the 32nd Annual Darlington County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Celebration with the vision – “Positive Changes Will Begin With Me – My World Too”.  Rev. Michelle Law-Gordon, Pastor, Open Door Baptist Church, will be the Keynote Speaker for the 32nd Annual Darlington County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Celebration with the theme: “World Unity – Peace, Hope, Love, and Understanding”.  Music will be rendered by both children and youth choirs from across the Pee Dee.

The 32nd Annual Darlington County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Celebration is sponsored by the Darlington County Cultural Realism Complex, Inc., St. James United Methodist Church, Darlington Ministerial Alliance, and supported by many churches, organizations, businesses, and individuals.

The public is invited to the 32nd Annual Darlington County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Celebration. For more information, please call (843) 393-9762 or (843) 395-0431.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., DreamWalk In Sumter

On Monday, January 15, 2018 at 8:30 AM to 12:00PM at USC Sumter at the Nettles Building.  Registration starts at 8:30 AM and the walk starts at 9:30 AM with the community program starting at 11:00 AM.

This years theme: “This situation CAN and WILL be changed”  Tshirts will be available the morning of the walk Presented by Central Carolina Technical College, Morris College and USC Sumter

For more information, check out their facebook event page.

Greenville, South Carolina Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration 2018

A gala, community service projects, and guest speakers are but a few ways the Greenville community will celebrate the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month.

If you’re looking for a way to participate or to join in the celebration this month and beyond, below are some opportunities to do so.

JANUARY 16

Unity Sports Soccer Club will host its 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast and program at Sterling Community Center, 113 Minus St., Greenville.

Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a program honoring Dr. King. The keynote speaker will be retired Marine Master Sergeant James (Jim) Fairfax, a combat artist during the Vietnam War.  Fairfax was the first African-American to serve as an official artist in a combat zone in the history of the organized combat artist program. Games, prizes, and fun activities will be available for the kids. The program is free and open to the public.

The Unity Sports Soccer Club will also hold a Soccer Fun Day at noon at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, located at 424 Westfield St. in Greenville.

Greenville Technical will host its 5th MLK Day of Service from 8:30-noon in the Student Center on the college’s Barton Campus.

Onsite, service-to-go projects will benefit the Salvation Army, Regency Hospice, A Child’s Haven, Providence Care Hospice, and the Greenville Technical College Child Development Center.

Teams will rotate through stations completing projects that meet the needs of the various agencies served. About 200 volunteers representing students, faculty, staff and the Greenville community are expected to gather to reflect Dr. King’s vision for unity and selfless service. The community is invited to participate. To sign up, visit tiny.cc/GTCMLK17 or contact Tomeika Bennett at (864) 250-8825.

Furman University’s MLK Day of Service is from 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. with community projects at various venues.
Sponsor: Furman Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives in Student Life; Fraternity & Sorority Life; and Heller Service Corps
Contact: Nancy Cooper, nancy.cooper@furman.edu, 864-294-2900.

King Legacy Weekend Hack-A-Thon from noon-3 p.m. at West End Community Development Center, 404 Vardry St., Greenville.

Students in grades 1-8 will compete to create computer apps. All activities led by a professional computer education consulting group. Children’s, youth groups, and after school programs are encouraged to bring their students to the Hack-A-Thon. Lunch will be served. Free to the public. Sponsor: Rainbow PUSH Greenville.

Tickets are now on sale for the City of Greer’s 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration Luncheon to be held at the Events Center at Greer City Hall. The event, scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., will include a buffet lunch provided by the South House and R&B Catering, live music, multimedia presentations, and awards to those who give back to the Greer community in the spirit of Dr. King. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Curtis L. Johnson, senior pastor of Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church in Pelzer.

Tickets to the celebration luncheon are $5 each and are available weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the City of Greer Operations Center at 446 Pennsylvania Ave.

For more information, contact Justin Miller at 848-2192 or jmiller@cityofgreer. org.

A “Stop the Violence MLK Day Rally” is set for 4:30 p.m. in downtown Greenville at Graham Plaza (in front of the Peace Center). The event will honor families and victims of gun violence. On display will be 51 white crosses with names and photos of victims on them. Five survivors of gun violence will also be honored. This event is hosted by Freedom Fighters Upstate SC.

JANUARY 17

Noted author and university President Walter M. Kimbrough will be the keynote speaker at Clemson University’s 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service at 6 p.m. in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.

The service is a highlight of the annual celebration of King’s legacy. It will be streamed live on ClemsonTV.

Kimbrough is the president of Dillard University in New Orleans. He has been recognized for his writings on the African-American college experience, and is the author of “Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs, and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities.” Using the hashtag @HipHopPrez, he has been cited as one of the top college presidents to follow on Twitter, and in 2015, he was named one of the 20 most interesting college presidents by TheBestSchools.org.

The Commemorative Service dates back to 1982 when members of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity organized an observance in Tillman Hall auditorium.

JANUARY 18

“Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise,” a documentary and panel discussion, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Burgiss Theatre, in Furman University’s Trone Student Center.
Sponsor:  The Urban League of the Upstate
Contact: Deborah Allen, deborah.allen@furman.edu, 864-294-2267

JANUARY 19

Greenville Little Theatre is joining The Ghostlight Project in gathering outside the theatre to create a light in the darkness. The community is invited to participate. The event is an opportunity for individuals to renew pledges to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone, regardless fo race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration, status, ability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

To learn more, visit https://theghostlightproject.com and join the conversation atfacebook.com/groupd/theghostlightproject

JANUARY 22

MLK Interfaith Celebration, starts at 5 p.m., in Daniel Memorial Chapel at Furman University
Rev. Hannah Bonner (Class of 2008), proclaimer of justice, love and truth
Marlanda Dekine (Class of 2008), poet
Contact: Maria Swearingen, maria.swearingen@furman.edu, 864-294-2133

JANUARY 29

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Gala at 3 p.m. in the Melvin and Dollie Younts Conference Center at Furman University
Sponsor: Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation, www.alphagreenville.org
Tickets: $50 per person
Contact: Allen Cook, mlkgala@alphagreenville.org, or 864-380-5781

FEBRUARY 4

Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Program and Rudolph Gordon College Fair, Saturday, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Burgiss Theater and Watkins Room, at Furman University’s Trone Student Center.
Sponsor: Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation, www.alphagreenville.org
Contact: Bobby Clark, mlkfair@alphagreenville.org, or 864-441-9067

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  Celebration Spartanburg, South Carolina

The city of Spartanburg is gearing up for the 30th annual Unity Week Celebration in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Unity Week will feature free events from Jan. 9-16, including a community walk, day of service and evening unity celebration. The festivities are a centerpiece of the city’s “Be One” initiative that promotes diversity events.

Kathy Hill, the city’s community services coordinator, said the initiative will be rolled out with the Unity Week Celebration.

“It’s a way for different events that we sponsor to show that we are diversified and we’re working towards being one,” Hill said.

The city’s inaugural Unity Week Celebration three decades ago involved a gathering around the City Hall flagpole to reflect on the words and purpose of King’s life.

This year’s celebration will kick off at 5 p.m. Jan. 9 around the flagpole outside City Hall, where the public is invited to join City Council.

Throughout the week, Wofford College will host several events, including movie screenings, a multicultural fair and guest speaker seminars.

Darrin Goss, a Wofford College alumnus and president/CEO of Coastal Community Foundation, will help kick off Unity Week as a keynote speaker on the college’s campus at 6 p.m. Jan. 9 in Leonard Auditorium.

Another guest speaker, Derrick Quarles, founder of Upstate Black Lives Matter, will lead a discussion of “Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter” at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 in the college’s McMillan Theater.

Near the end of the weeklong celebration, the city will hold the “Walk as One” unity walk at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 at First Presbyterian Church, 393 East Main St.

“I just like seeing the diverse group of people that come together for the walk,” Hill said. “It’s a chance for all types of people to get together — gender, race, children and the elderly.”

The following Monday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — United Way of the Piedmont is sponsoring the annual Day of Service during which volunteers engage in activities to reflect on King’s legacy.

Paige Stephenson, president and CEO of United Way of the Piedmont, said the organization helps coordinate the day since one of its strategies to help impact the community is volunteerism.

“We know that when people get involved, it helps them discover what their passions are and helps us expand what our nonprofit community is able to do,” Stephenson said.

The Day of Service will begin at 8 a.m. Jan. 16 in the Harley Room at Wofford College. A keynote address will be given by Speaking Down Barriers before attendees head out to volunteer sites in Spartanburg.

Service opportunities include painting the laundry room at Faith Home of Spartanburg; removing privet at Glendale Shoals with the Trees Coalition; writing thank-you notes for foster parents through Hope Center for Children’s S.C. Youth Advocate Program; arranging hygiene kits for TOTAL Ministries; and participating in a poverty simulation with United Way of the Piedmont.

Community members can sign up at www.uwpiedmont.org/get-involved/volunteer/.

People to People Annual MLK Commemorative Service Hartsville, SC

People to People Annual MLK Commemorative Service Monday Jan. 15 , 12noon until 1:30 at Jerusalem Baptist Church 301 S. 6th Street , Hartsville , SC. A FREE Lunch wil be served by The AKA’s of Hartsville,SC

City of Columbia, South Carolina Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration

Join the City of Columbia as we celebrate the life & legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a 5k run, wreath laying ceremony and a commemorative celebration on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Willie Odom & Henri Baskins, Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation, tell you about these events happening on Saturday, January 14th and Monday, January 16th. Please come out and join the community, as we celebrate unity and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For more information about these events, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (803) 545-3100 or visit our website atwww.ColumbiaSC.net

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day At the Dome In Columbia, SC

Join the South Carolina NAACP for King Day 2018 is Monday, January 15, 2018.  This year the keynote speaker will be Right Reverend Mildred “Bonnie” Hines with singing from Cedric Miles and United Voices of Praise.  We are marching for Education Equity, a Fair Criminal Justice System, Voting Rights, Affordable Housing, Fair Employment and Healthcare for All!

The South Carolina State Conference is the leading civil rights organization in the state of South Carolina. The organization was chartered in 1939 and now operates through a network of branches, youth councils and college chapters located across the forty-six counties of the state. The NAACP is driven by volunteers committed to the mission of the oldest civil rights organization in America.

MLK Food Drive

Our annual food drive helps fill the Gamecock Pantry, a campus food pantry created for students by students to serve the UofSC community with food assistance and resources for well being. We will be tabling Tuesday, Jan. 16, through Friday, Jan. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations can be dropped off at the Gamecock Pantry or at our table on Greene St.

MLK Law Forum & Film Screening

Presented by the Black Law Students Association, this documentary film screening explores the human crisis and toll of mass incarceration. After the screening, Judi Gatson of WIS TV, will moderate a panel discussion in the J. Karen Williams Courtroom on the ground level of the School of Law. The event is free and open to the general public. Light refreshments provided.

Discussion Panel

Derek Black, Constitutional Scholar and Law Professor
Jerry Blassingame, Executive Director of Soteria Community Development Corporation
Benny Custodio, Former Rikers Inmate and Prison Reform Advocate
Aaron Greene, BLSA Social Action Chair
I.S. Leevy Johnson, Former Politician and Criminal Defense Attorney
Seth Stoughton, Law Enforcement Scholar and Law Professor
Henrie Montieth Treadwell, Public Health Scholar and Research Professor

MLK Celebration

The University of South Carolina honors the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of service-focused activities and events beginning on King’s birthday, January 15, 2018.

The University of South Carolina began honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. three years before his birthdate was declared a federal holiday by President Ronald Reagan and 14 years before then-Governor Jim Hodges signed the holiday into law across the state of South Carolina.

Honoring a Civil Rights Leader

In January 1983, the USC Black Alumni Caucus sponsored the first university program. The group continued to sponsor the event, held in Rutledge Chapel, until 1986. In 1986, the program was expanded and moved to the Russell House Ballroom featuring King’s daughter, Yolanda King, as keynote speaker. In 1999 then-President John M. Palms canceled classes and declared the day a university-wide day of service. That tradition continues today under the leadership of President Harris Pastides.

A Week of Service and Reflection

More than 30 years later the Rutledge Chapel service has grown into a major university tradition with a wide-ranging week of activities, including a commemorative breakfast, a day of service, and the university’s Social Justice Awards.

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Jan. 15 — King Day at the Dome Rally

When: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Where: SC State House, North Steps

This annual rally organized by the S.C. NAACP culminates on the north steps of the S.C. State House and is preceded by a march toward the State House usually beginning at about 9:30 a.m.

Jan. 16-19 — 5th Annual MLK Food Drive

When: Jan. 16-19, 2018

This food drive benefits the Gamecock Pantry, a campus food pantry created for students, by students to serve the UofSC community with food assistance and resources for wellbeing. Donations can be dropped off throughout the month at service and campus events.

Jan. 18 — “Rikers: An American Jail” Film Screening

When: Thurs., Jan. 18, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Where: School of Law in the J. Karen Williams Courtroom

Presented by the Black Law Students Association, this documentary film screening explores the human crisis and toll of mass incarceration. After the screening, Judi Gatson of WIS TV, will moderate a panel discussion in the J. Karen Williams Courtroom on the ground level of the School of Law. The event is free and open to the general public. Light refreshments provided.

Discussion Panel

  • Derek Black, Constitutional Scholar and Law Professor
  • Jerry Blassingame, Executive Director of Soteria Community Development Corporation
  • Benny Custodio, Former Rikers Inmate and Prison Reform Advocate
  • Aaron Greene, BLSA Social Action Chair
  • S. Leevy Johnson, Former Politician and Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Seth Stoughton, Law Enforcement Scholar and Law Professor
  • Henrie Montieth Treadwell, Public Health Scholar and Research Professor

Jan. 19 — MLK Commemorative Breakfast

When: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. (Doors open at 7 a.m.)
Where: The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium

The breakfast is presided over by John Dozier, Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Associate Provost for Inclusion. The event, which requires a ticket that must be purchased in advance, features:

  • commemorative video presentations
  • a performance by the Touch of Faith student gospel group
  • a keynote by Henrie Montieth Treadwell, the first African-American student to be admitted to the University of South Carolina in September of 1963
  • presentation of the university’s Social Justice Awards

They can be purchased in-person or via phone at the Koger Center for the Arts Box Office at 806 Park Street. Free parking will be available the day of in Lot B (AD3) next to Williams Brice Stadium (access from Key Road) with free shuttle service to the event.

Shuttle Locations and Pick-Up Times

Bus No. Pick-Up Location Pick-Up Time
Bus 1 6:50 a.m. 742 Greene Street
7 a.m. Lot B (AD3)
7:05 a.m. Discovery Garage
7:10 a.m. Park Place
7:15 a.m. Greek Village
7:30 a.m. The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium
Bus 2 6:50 a.m. Nursing
7 a.m. Byrnes
7:05 a.m. Honors College
7:10 a.m. West Quad
7:30 a.m. The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium
Bus 3 6:50 a.m. Korn
6:55 a.m. 1600 Hampton Street
7 a.m. AD7 Lot
7:10 a.m. Bates House
7:30 a.m. The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium
Bus 4 6:50 a.m. National Advocacy Center
6:55 a.m. Pendleton Garage
7 a.m. Russell House University Union
7:10 a.m. Swearingen Engineering
7:15 a.m. Aspyre
7:30 a.m. The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium

 

Jan. 19 — University of South Carolina 2018 Social Justice Awards

When: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. (Doors open at 7 a.m.)
Where: The Zone at Williams Brice Stadium

The Social Justice Awards were created to recognize individuals who have exemplified the philosophies of King through random or ongoing acts of community service, social justice or racial reconciliation. Recipients profiled below, are nominated by their peers and awarded during the MLK Commemorative Breakfast. Tickets for the Commemorative Breakfast must be purchased in advance and are available in-person at the Koger Center for the Arts Box Office.

Jan. 20 — MLK Day of Service

When: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Check-in located at Davis Field (by the reflecting pool in front of Thomas Cooper Library.)

Organized by the Leadership and Service Center, this day of service is one of many across the United States. Join with fellow students to serve others in your community from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

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Jan. 21 — Freedom Rings: An artistic celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

When: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018 at 6 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.)
Where:  Koger Center for the Arts

Arts groups from around the Midlands join together in a night honoring the legacy of MLK. Enjoy performances by Columbia Children’s Community Choir, Resonance Quartet, Columbia City Ballet, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, the Terrance Young Jazz Band, the Carolina Collegiate Super Choir featuring the University of South Carolina, Claflin University, S.C. State University, Allen University, Benedict College and Columbia College, plus additional celebrations of music and dance.

Tickets cost $10 for students, faculty, staff and the public. They can be purchased online or in-person at Koger Center for the Arts Box Office. Free parking will be available in four university parking lots:

  • FS11 on the corner of Lincoln Street and College Street
  • FS4 on Gadsden Street between Greene Street and Devine Street
  • AD3 and GS4 on Gadsden Street between Devine Street and Blossom Street

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Honoring our 2018 Social Justice Award Recipients

The Social Justice Awards recognize individuals who exemplify the philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr. The following recipients have been nominated and recognized by their peers for their acts of community service, social justice or racial reconciliation.

Kenneth Campbell

Kenneth CampbellCampbell is a longtime faculty member of the College of Information and Communications’ School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He has a long, sustained record of promoting social justice, advancing the needs of underrepresented groups in the academy and the profession, and sharing an understanding of the effects of biased media portrayals on racial perceptions through his service, teaching and research.

Daizha Green

Daizha GreenDaizha, a College of Education student, was nominated for her academics as well as leadership in social justice and racial equity within the university and in the wider educational community. Her work with children will affect change that will lead to more equitable educational experiences for young children and her work through the REACH organization and Urban Education Cohort have led to genuine and productive conversations toward change.

Sarah Keeling

Sarah KeelingSarah is student services manager for the School of Library and Information Science in the College of Information and Communications. She is active in racial justice work and formed the Columbia Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice, part of a multiracial movement to help build a racially just society. She is also a graduate of the Modjeska Simkins School, a civic engagement institute designed to help citizens of all ages learn how to promote democracy and justice in South Carolina.

Michele Myers

Michele is a clinical assistant professor and MAT coordinator within the Elementary Education Department of the College of Education. Myers was recognized for understanding the significant role education plays in our journey toward becoming a socially just society. A magnificent teacher, scholar and social justice advocate, she is especially accomplished in teaching, research, and service that centers around equality and justice.

Martin Luther King Jr. Blues Festival held January 11-13

You are the change you’ve been looking for!
The Barack Obama Blues & Jazz Festival September 16,2017 is a fundraiser for the Martin Luther King Jr. Blues Festival “Brotherhood & The Blues” to be held January 11-13, 2018. 2nd Thursday Blues a SC Nonprofit works to create a blues music tourism industry in Chester, bringing visitors for blues, cultural enrichment and Black History in to our community.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Blues Festival through the blues& jazz, original American music genres created by Blacks celebrates the ideals and principles we live by, espoused by Martin Luther King Jr. We celebrate in this festival what we are for, reaffirming our commitment to nonviolence, brotherhood, freedom, peace, love, justice, harmony and equal rights of all people without exclusion.

Thank You!
David Claytor – Director
2nd Thursday Blues
secondthursdayblues@gmail.com

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