47th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Kickoff


Please join Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg, YWCA Greater Charleston Executive Director LaVanda Brown, Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO Helen Hill, Radiant Church Lead Pastor Philip Pinckney and representatives from this year’s MLK Celebration top corporate sponsors: Boeing, Blackbaud, MUSC and Speedwell Foundation at the kickoff of the 47th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in City Hall Council Chamber, located at 80 Broad Street.

At the kickoff, Mayor Tecklenburg, who is serving in his third year as the MLK Business and Professional Breakfast Honorary Chairman, will announce the record-breaking number of corporate sponsorships for this year’s MLK Celebration. Helen Hill, who is serving as MLK Breakfast Chairwoman, and LaVanda Brown will highlight the MLK Celebration events in detail.

The ten-day MLK Celebration, co-sponsored by the YWCA Greater Charleston and the city of Charleston, is considered South Carolina’s largest tribute to the slain civil rights leader. The kickoff will be held on the occasion of the 90th birthday of Dr. King, who was born on Tuesday, January 15, 1929.

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