Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday

January 18, 2019.

On Monday, the nation will pause to recognize and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Like many other public services, our offices will close in recognition of this annual holiday marking Dr. King’s birthday.

Dr. King came along at a moment in our nation’s history when he was most needed. And his dream, his vision for the future, is as relevant today as it was when he gave that speech back in 1963. 

MLK Day is a chance to engage with your community and spend time with your fellow neighbors. That’s why I encourage you to participate in the events organized by the City of Spartanburg to celebrate Dr. King’s vision—Spartanburg Water is a Justice for All sponsor of this weekend’s Unity celebration. All of the events are free, and open to the public.

So often with holidays, they become just a day on the calendar to remind us of the passing of the year. Let’s remember Dr. King by not forgetting what this day stands for: Equality and Justice for All—and working together to make our shared lives better.

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly,” Dr. King said. “I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”

Please consider participating in the following events:

Friday, January 18

Movie Night—“King in the Wilderness”

6 p.m. at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters

151 South Church Street


Saturday, January 19

Unity Walk

9 a.m. at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters

151 South Church Street 


Monday, January 21

Unity Celebration

6:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium

(Arrive early—seats fill up quickly)

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