Martin Luther King, Jr Weekend in St. Louis

Many organizations and communities in the St. Louis area have events, celebrations and observances honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., throughout the month of January with most happening on the MLK Weekend. One of the larger events that has been happening since 1969 in St. Louis is the march that occurs on the MLK Monday. The march begins at the Old Courthouse with a ceremony that includes speeches from St. Louis leaders. The participants then "march" to Powell Symphony Hall to enjoy an interfaith service and concert. Washington University has been hosting a celebration honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. since 1986. The event includes a keynote speaker, music and the "Rosa Park Award" being presented. In years past, the University of Missouri-St. Louis has had MLK events at the Touhill Performing Arts Center as have many churches, organizations and communities as well.

Old Courthouse
Old Courthouse - The Old Courthouse features a museum of memorabilia of the famous Dred Scott trial and has two courtrooms set up to represent two separate time periods. It is located in the city of St Louis Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63102, City of St Louis Missouri, Downtown St Louis, Museums
Powell Symphony Hall
Powell Symphony Hall - Information on Powell Symphony Hall located in the Grand Center area of the City of St Louis Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63103, City of St Louis Missouri, Entertainment
University of Missouri-St Louis
University of Missouri-St Louis - The University of Missouri-St Louis (UMSL) is a 4 year public college and is the St Louis campus of the UM system. It is located in Normandy Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63121
Washington University
Washington University - Washington University is a 4 year private college located in University City Missouri. - More Info Tags: 63130, University City Missouri

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