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Here are events where North Texans can celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The national Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington.
The City of Dallas' Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center hosts events year round to mark the legacy of the activist.

Communities across Dallas-Fort Worth are honoring the legacy of the minister and civil rights activist.

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Texas, many events commemorating this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be virtual.

Here’s a look at some events to honor MLK taking place across North Texas:


The Grapevine-Colleyville school district is hosting a day of service Monday.

The district will host a socially-distanced donation drive at Colleyville Heritage High School on Monday, Jan. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The district is asking for snacks and toiletry items. Items may be dropped off via a drive-through.


The city's Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center hostsevents year round to mark the legacy of the minister and activist. Ahead of this year's holiday, they're hosting events focused on equity and opportunity.

“We commemorate and celebrate the works under the auspices of Dr. King's legacy every day, 365 days a year,” said Pamela Jones, manager of the center. “Our goal is to provide much needed services and cultural events to the underserved citizens in the southern Dallas community and the surrounding cities.”

Events will last through Jan. 17, when Dallas residents can tune into a virtual parade.

Flower Mound

The group MLKofNorthTexas is hosting an in-person event with the theme “A World Divided: Tomorrow United,” Monday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Marcus High School Marcus Activity Center.

The event will be socially distanced, and attendees are asked to wear N95 masks. Organizers say it will be an opportunity to learn about how to eliminate prejudice, encourage equality, sustainability and peace.

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Haya Panjwani is a general assignment reporter for KUT. She also served as a legislative fellow for The Texas Newsroom during the 2021 legislative session.