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MLK Walk and Celebration – POSTPONED
January 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
UPDATE (1/13 at 9 a.m.): This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. This page will be updated when new information is made available.
The Round Rock Black History Organization, with participation from the Round Rock Independent School District and support from the City of Round Rock, Round Rock Public Library, and Round Rock Police Department is presenting the 35th annual MLK Walk and Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 1 to 3:15 p.m.
The commemorative walk will begin at the Buck Eggar Park soccer fields. Parade participants and marchers, led by an ROTC Color Guard from Hutto High School and drumline from Round Rock ISD, will assemble at 1 p.m. The march will last approximately 15 minutes and will end at Centennial Plaza.
Following the walk, a program featuring guest speakers and entertainment will begin at 2 p.m. The program will include performances by acclaimed gospel group The Levites, Round Rock ISD’s CD Fulkes Middle School Choir and Round Rock Ballet Folklorico.
Guest speaker is Reverend Dr. E. Alan Benson, Pastor of the St. Paul UM Church of Georgetown, Texas. Being raised in the segregated deep south during the Civil Rights Era, Dr. Benson witnessed the power of “faith communities” to overcome the ravages of racism to achieve sustainable victories for life.
Dr. Benson and his wife Sis. Ora provide care and counsel about life, love and relationships to individuals and couples seeking to conquer life in these challenging times. Pastor Benson earned his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Christian Nurture from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) in Pastoral Theology & Pastoral Counseling from Brite Divinity School of Texas Christian University.