The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Columbus Arts Council @6pm- Free
Grand opening of Birmingham Civil Rights Exhibit commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movements
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.
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.
Mississippi University for Women – Cochran Hall @ 6pm – Free
Spelling Bee competition hosted by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta
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.
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.
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.
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.
”Spectacular events… perfect for all age groups… job well done. I’ll be back.”
”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.”
”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.”