Here are a few events taking place in East Texas to celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his fight for civil rights.

Saturday, January 18


  • MLK Parade: 10 a.m. begins at Broughton Recreation Center
  • Community Festival: 11:30 a.m. at Broughton Recreation Center
  • MLK Humanitarian Awards Ceremony at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1115 S. Moberly

Sunday, January 19


  • MLK Community Ecumenical Worship Service: 6:30 p.m. at Life Bridge Christian Center, 2022 Alpine Rd.

Monday, January 20


  • Table of Brotherhood Breakfast: 8 to 10 a.m., Johnny Case's Restaurant, 1501 E. Marshall Avenue
  • MLK March: Lineup begins at 11:15 a.m. from Broughton Recreation Center to Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Memorial Service at noon, Mt. Olive Baptist Church

For more information on MLK activities in Longview, call 903-445-3739


MLK Parade: Lineup begins at 9 a.m. in downtown Tyler


MLK Candlelight Vigil 7:00pm at New Hope Corinth CME Church