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Martin Luther King Memorial Celebrations

Written by  Compiled by Team SCPA

Posted Jan. 10, 2015, updated Jan. 18, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King's birthday, January 15.,_Jr.

WEATHER REPORT for Mon. Jan. 19: Sunny!



11am Mon. Jan.19: Parade begins at 909 Lane Ave, turns onto South Street and proceeds east to Isaac Campbell Park, 701 South Street, Titusville FL 32780.
Heritage Festival will follow at Campbell Park.

St. James AME Church, Blessed Boundaries, with Brevard County Parks & Recreation, City of Titusville, Parrish Hospital, and the entire North Brevard Community, will be hosting the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade. This year's theme is: "Shades of Unity."
Heritage Festival is scheduled to convene immediately following the Parade at the Isaac Campbell Park in Titusville. The festival will have food, fun, and entertainment. Invited Grand Marshals: Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Mr. Bill Gary, NB. NAACP, Mr. Robert Jordan, Genesis VII, and Mr. George L. Taylor, Sr., DAV Chapter 109 Senior Vice Commander.



2pm march begins at Provost Park, 300 South Varr Ave, Cocoa FL 32922 and proceeds along SR 520 east to Riverfront Park, 401 Riveredge  Blvd, Cocoa FL 32922.
3pm program at Riverfront Park, 401 Riveredge  Blvd, Cocoa FL 32922.
Contact: 321-636-9487



6pm Sunday night, January 18, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Program

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 2729 Lipscomb Street in Melbourne.
Rev. Glenn B. Dames, Jr., Pastor of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, Titusville, will be guest speaker.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual March/Parade
9:30am Monday, January 19, 2015
Three-mile march begins at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library on East University Blvd. and ends at Melbourne Municiapl Auditorium at 625 East Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne FL 32901.

8:30am CARPOOL to the library from the auditorium.

11:30am at the auditorium, programs begin, planned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition. Outside are many food vendors.

***The Space Coast Progressive Alliance and many other organizations will be marching in the parade. To join SCPA in the parade, look for the SCPA banner at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library on University Blvd before the parade begins.


Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement
The Seattle Times

Martin Luther King Jr. has now been dead longer than he lived. But what an extraordinary life it was.

At 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights with President John Kennedy. At 34, he galvanized the nation with his "I Have a Dream" speech. At 35, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. At 39, he was assassinated, but he left a legacy of hope and inspiration that continues today.

This Web site, first created by The Seattle Times in 1996, contains the story of a remarkable man, images of a tumultuous time, and perspectives of politicians, academics, students and the many, ordinary citizens whose lives he touched. We invite you to explore it.


Memorial Celebrations in Melbourne

Letter from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coalition, Inc.
P. O. Box 061436
Palm Bay, FL 32906-1436

December 2, 2014

Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Coalition’s 2015 Highlights for Honoring The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition Of Melbourne, FL Wishes To Announce Activities Planned To Honor Dr. King.  Activities for all events this year are sponsored by VITAS and Ms. Andrea Brown is the local representative for this area.

The Theme This Year Is:
“Pursue a Positive Dream; Believe It, Achieve It”

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Program will be Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 2729 Lipscomb Street in Melbourne, FL. Rev. Glenn B. Dames, Jr., Pastor of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, Titusville, FL will be our guest speaker. The program will start promptly at 6:00pm.

On Monday, January 19, 2015, At The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library, 955 E. University Boulevard, We Will Begin Our 3 Mile March/Parade, that will kick off at 9:30 am. (We will start lining up at 8:30 am).  We will continue to the Melbourne Civic Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Street and culminate with programs planned by the coalition outside and inside of the auditorium.  The program in the auditorium will start at 11:30am.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coalition’s will once again allow participation of those who would like to continue walking and also allow motorized vehicles to be included to provide transportation for those who are now unable to walk.  We would like for all Churches, Schools, Business and organizations to participate in this parade.  We also ask that if an organization or church provide a motorized vehicle to please ask their members to ride on that vehicle.  The deadline for submitting information if you will be having a motorized vehicle is January 16, 2015.  

Starting in January, the Coalition will be selling the official Countywide March T-shirts.  Please contact Rose Holloway @ 321-432-0292, Estella Edwards @ 321-544-2798 or 321-952-4511, Janice Turner @ 321-543-4039 or, Karen Skinner @ 321-537-6906 for correct size and price.

There are still prime sites left for vendor booths at the auditorium on January 19, 2015.  Fee for set-up is $50.00.  For more information contact Florence Lou Riddick @ 321-327-7480 or 321-427-6434, Estella Edwards @ 321-952-4511 or 321-544-2798 or Gloria Reeve Battle @ 321-242-9764.

For any general information pertaining to the weekend celebration please contact Leonard Ross @ 321-693-2062, Rodney Edwards @ 407-558-0380 or Estella Edwards @ 321-952-4511 from 11:00 am - 5 pm or 321-544-2798 after 6 pm.

Leonard D. Ross


Also see: Selma -- the Movie
Commentary and interview with a reporter who covered the Selma marches. Compiled by Team SCPA.

Compiled by Team SCPA


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