DENSO is proud to support Blount County as our community celebrates diversity and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy at the annual MLK Celebration January 17-20. This year’s theme is “Sharing Our Stories: From the Movement to the Moment.” Most events are free and open to the public.
MLK Kids and Families Fair
Saturday, January 18, 2020 / 1 p.m. at the Blount County Library
Celebrate Dr. King’s legacy with an afternoon of fun, interactive and educational activities. Arts and crafts, games and learning activities at this year’s fair will be coordinated by a variety of community groups.
Community Worship Service
Sunday, January 19, 2020 / 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Alcoa
Rev. Dr. Willa Estell, Pastor of St. Paul AME Zion Church in Maryville will be the speaker for the afternoon. The MLK Celebration Mass Choir will render the music.
MLK Day March/Program
Monday, January 20, 2020 / 12:30 p.m. Assemble at MLK Center
12:45 p.m. March from MLK Center to Maryville College / 2 p.m. Program at Nutt Theatre in Clayton Center
All Blount County residents are encouraged to participate in the last event of the celebration. A march to Maryville College will assemble at 12:30 p.m. at the MLK Center (209 East Franklin Street) in Alcoa. The program will begin promptly at 2 p.m. at the Clayton Center for the Arts at Maryville College. The keynote speaker is Dr. Frances Henderson, professor in Gender and Women’s Studies and African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. The MLK Celebration Mass Choir will render the music.