Here’s how you can honor Martin Luther King Jr. in 2019

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Jan. 21, and the Quad Cities and surrounding areas are honoring his memory through services and ceremonies.

Here’s a running list of all of the ways you can honor this great civil rights leader in areas near you:


  • Clinton Community College – Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
    • Sunday, Jan. 20,  Food: 1:30-2:30 p.m., Program at 2:45 p.m. at 1000 Lincoln Boulevard


  • Davenport Library – “Martin Luther King Jr. and the Struggle to Close the Income Inequity Gap” Discussion
    • Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m. at 321 Main Street
  • St. Ambrose University – “March to Remember” will honor the efforts to create Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. along a section of Marquette Street in Davenport.   Participants will march in silence and alum Jim Collins will share insights on the dedication process.
    • Friday, Jan. 25, 3 p.m. at Christ the King Chapel Gathering Space


  • Western Illinois Museum – “The Meeting: Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X”
    • Sunday, Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Mt. Calvary Church of God in Christ – “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March and Day of Celebration”
    • Monday, Jan. 21 at 9:30 a.m.  – Meet at 9:15 a.m. in the parking lot on the east side of Macomb’s Courthouse Square
    • 10:30 a.m. – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration Program


  • Monmouth College –  Martin Luther King Jr. Day convocation
    • Monday, Jan. 21, 12 p.m. in Dahl Chapel and auditorium

Rock Island

  • Augustana College – Voice recital in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • Friday, Jan. 18,  7:30 pm at Wallenberg Hall
  • The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center – Annual Memorial Service and Awards
    • Monday, Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 630 Ninth Street
  • Rock Island Arsenal – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance
    • Thursday, Jan. 24, 1:00 p.m. at Heritage Hall

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