NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nashville will join communities across the country in honoring the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of events.

Here are a few events Nashville is holding to commemorate the day:

  • Book Drive

A youth book drive will be held on Monday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church. Books that are new or in good-used condition are being collected for middle and high school aged students focused on diversity and equity or the legacy of Dr. King.

  • Youth Rally

There’s a youth rally from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. beginning at the Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church. Special guests like Mayor John Cooper, MNPS Board of Education Chair Rachel Anne Elrod, and young performers will be in attendance.

  • MLK Day March

Attendees will then partake in the annual MLK Day march beginning at 9:00 a.m. and goes from Jefferson Street to TSU Gentry Center.

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  • Convocation

The convocation begins at 10:00 a.m. at the TSU Gentry Complex with keynote speaker Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, one of the nation’s most renowned professors. Dyson will be discussing this year’s theme titled “Protecting the Dream: Confronting the Assaults.”

The MLK Day March and Convocation have been organized by the Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship since 1989.

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