Celebrating The Incredible Legacy Of Dr. King
At Florida Blue, we are proud to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his philosophy of nonviolent social change. He drew from the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and his Christian faith to lead the largest nonviolent movement in the United States. He was a powerful orator who moved many to seek justice and equality for those in the margins. He is the only non-president to have a national holiday dedicated in his honor and there are over 902 streets named, 100 schools and over 50 memorials named after this global leader.
This year, there are many ways you can honor his legacy of building stronger communities regardless of race or creed. Consider participating in one of the many family and community themed events across Florida that includes everything from volunteer focused events to parades. We have included just a short list here:
January 12 at 11 am
January 13 at 10 am
January 13 at 2 pm
January 12 at 7 am
The City of Jacksonville invites you to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast
January 15 at 10 am
January 15 at 8:00 am
January 15 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
January 15 at 11:00 am
Celebrate history with great fanfare and marching bands at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade in Liberty City. The parade takes place at 11 a.m. along NW 54th Street on a route from NW 12th Avenue to NW 32nd Avenue and ends with a celebration at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park.
January 15 at 8:00 am
Line-up begins at Lincoln Park, 600 NW 19th Avenue, located at the corner of Sistrunk Boulevard and 19th Avenue at 8:00 a.m. and the Parade Begins at 9:30 a.m., in Fort Lauderdale. The Parade ends at Esplanade Park located at 400 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. Esplanade Park is adjacent to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Palm Beach County:
January 14 at 3:00 pm
Orthodox Primitive Baptist Church
2900 Australian Ave. - West Palm Beach, FL 33407
January 15th - Monday - 8:00 am
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd. - West Palm Beach, FL 33401
January 15 at 12:00 pm
Cuscaden Park, 2900 N 15th St in Tampa
January 15 at 11 am
MLK Dream Big Parade and Family Fun Day
Dr. King’s spirit of service lives on and you can honor that spirit by doing for others. Find volunteer activities during the MLK Day of service, click here and see how you can join a service activity.
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