Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
New Orleans, Louisiana

1999 Calendar of Events
"Transforming the Dream for the New Millennium"

The photographs on this page were taken during
the 1998 MLK Holdiay events.
Check here soon for pictures from this year's celebrations.

Saturday, January 9, 1999

Torch Bearers Honoree Breakfast
Sheraton Hotel, Waterbury Room
500 Canal St.
9:00 a.m.
Tickets - $10

Tuesday, January 12, 1999

Youth Rally (Essay/Speech Contest)
Semi-finals
Southern University at New Orleans
Multicultural Center
10 a.m.
Free and open to the public

Mayor Marc Morial addresses attendees of the Martin Luther King Holiday program
at the Copelin-Byrd-Thompson Gymnasium, January 19, 1998.

Thursday, January 14, 1999

New Orleans Public Library
Martin Luther King Program
"Passing The Torch"

Keynote speaker: Edith Jones, Executive Director,
Urban League of New Orleans
12:00 noon
Main Library
219 Loyola Ave.
Free and open to the public.

Link here for a
schedule of Black History Month activities at NOPL!

Youth Rally (Essay/Speech Contest) Finals
Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School
1617 Caffin Ave.
6:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

The St. Augustine High School Band, Martin Luther King Holiday Parade,
Bywater, January 19, 1998.

Friday, January 15, 1999

Recreating the Environmental Ability to Live (R.E.A.L.) MLK March
A. L. Davis Park - Starting Point
Washington and LaSalle Sts.
10:30 a.m.
Free and open to the public
Contact: R.E.A.L. (504) 582-7734

Wreath Laying Ceremony
S. Claiborne and Martin Luther King Aves.
Speaker: Rev. Joseph A. Tilly,
Pastor, St. James Methodist Church of Louisiana
5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Gospel Festival
Mahalia Jackson Theater of Performing Arts
801 N. Rampart St. (Armstrong Park)
6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

The Central City Boys Choir, Martin Luther King Holiday Program,
Copelin-Byrd-Thompson Gymnasium, January 19, 1998.

Sunday, January 17, 1999

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service
Second Free Mission Baptist Church
1228 Burdette St.
Speaker & Pastor, Rev. Warren Ray, Jr.
3:00 p.m.

Monday, January 18, 1999

Martin Luther King Rally
Copelin-Byrd-Thompson Gymnasium
1616 Caffin Ave.
St. Mary's Academy Band
RAMS Choir
Keynote speaker: Cynthia M.A. Butler-Blucher
9:00 a.m.
Free and open to the public

Martin Luther King March
Starting Point - Caffin and N. Claiborne Aves.
11 a.m.
Disband - Morris F. X. Jeff, Sr. Municipal Auditorium

Link here for the parade route!

Parade-goers, Elysian Fields and St. Claude Aves., Martin Luther King
Holiday Parade, January 19, 1998.

Thursday, January 21, 1999
Friday, January 22, 1999

Diversity Challenge Forum
(two day forum)
Examines how hiring, promoting and other personnel decisions are made.
Sponsored by UNO Tourism and Economic Development Office
Registration: $59.00
(504) 539-9500

Keynote speaker Dr. Louise Bias, Martin Luther King Holiday Program,
Copelin-Byrd-Thompson Gymnasium, January 19, 1998.

Events sponsored by the
Martin Luther King Federal Holiday Planning Commission
New Orleans, La.

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