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The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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MONDAY, JANUARY 13TH

Civil Rights Exhibit – Grand Opening Event

Columbus Arts Council @6pm- Free
Grand opening of Birmingham Civil Rights Exhibit commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movements

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 14TH

Film Night – 50th Anniversary of the
Freedom Riders

Columbus Arts Council @6pm – Free
The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15TH

Civil Rights Tour –
TOUR EVENT SCHEDULE FOR CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS

Columbus Arts Council – Free by appointment
Student and church groups are welcome to tour the Civil Rights Exhibit commemorating
the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH

Spelling Bee Competition

Mississippi University for Women – Cochran Hall @ 6pm – Free
Spelling Bee competition hosted by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority, Inc.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17TH

Jazz & Spoken Word Night

Trotter Convention Center – lower level @8pm - $10
A night of sophistication with live jazz and poetic spoken word tributes to the civil
rights era along with talented expressions and creative styles/performances about cul-
ture, heritage, and life.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH

MLK Day of Service

Hosted by United Way - @ 8am - Free
Register @ www.volunteercolumbus-ms.org to help with special projects in our community including clean-ups, painting and elderly assistance.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH

Comedy Show

Damon Williams, Steve Brown, Marvin Hunter
Trotter Convention Center @8pm - $10 / $25 VIP
Adult Entertainment Night - Laughter is good for the soul. HBO DEF Comedy Jam
performance with Steve Brown, Damon Williams and Marvin Hunter.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 19TH

Gospel Concert

Trotter Convention Center upper level@ 5:30pm Free Admission
Tamara Trippett & CMFBC Praise Team,
Armondo Adams, Noxubee County Mass Choir, and more.

MONDAY, JANUARY 20TH

MLK Commemorative Breakfast

Trotter Convention Center - upper level @8:30am - $15 admission
The Annual NAACP – Dream 365 MLK breakfast marks the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. The MLK event keynote speakers is Dr. Fredrick D. Haynes, lll, Pastor of Friendship West Baptist Church – Dallas , TX. A very powerful and dynamic speaker with an inspiration message of Hope and Unity.

  • Spirit and Unsung Hero Awards
  • Oasis of Freedom and Justice Awards
  • Essay Contest Winners
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“What visitors say about us”

​”Spectacular events… perfect for all age groups… job well done. I’ll be back.”

A. Parker
Natchez, Mississippi

​”By far the best MLK celebration I have ever experienced. There are so many wonderful things to do and the people in the town are great. It’s mindblowing to see how it is all put together.”

S. Bailey
Vachere, Louisiana​

​​”Simply unbelievable… every event is a headline by itself. The speakers are wonderful and the entertainers are great. I bring my entire family each year because it’s a powerful experience that no one should miss.”

C. Britton
New Orleans, Louisiana