Canceled – Freedom March

Jan. 17, 2022, 10 a.m.

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The Martin Luther King Freedom March scheduled for Monday, Jan. 17 has been canceled due to weather conditions. The virtual commemorative program will take place at noon.  

The University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government invite you to join us on Monday, Jan. 17 for the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. This celebration will be held at the Central Bank Center in downtown Lexington (High Street Entrance) and is an annual day of events that everyone can participate and support. The MLK Holiday Planning Committee highly encourages the community to safely participate in these scheduled events, and to become involved in activities that commemorate the legacy of Dr. King. All events listed below are free and open to the public. 


Freedom March – 10 a.m.
The Freedom March will start at 10 a.m., with the lineup beginning in Exhibit Hall C at 9 a.m.


Commemorative Program – noon
Streaming live on YouTube

The MLK Holiday Planning Committee is honored to welcome the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration guest speaker, Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock. Rev. Warnock is the newly elected member of the U.S. State Senate in Georgia. He has served, since 2005, as the Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, spiritual home of Martin Luther King, Jr. Under Pastor Warnock’s leadership, more than 4,000 new members have joined Ebenezer, enhancing the Church’s legacy of social activism with both spiritual and numerical growth. Rev. Warnock graduated from Morehouse College cum laude in 1991, receiving the B.A. degree in psychology. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, from which he graduated with honors and distinctions. His work has been featured on CNN, the CBS Evening News, The Huffington Post, and in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution which hailed him as “a leader among Atlanta—and national—clergy, a fitting heir to the mantle once worn by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”



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