Events Held In Mid-State In Honor Of MLK Day

Events Held In Mid-State In Honor Of MLK Day

CREATED Jan 20, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On Monday, hundreds across the country gathered to honor the life and work of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. There were several events across the mid-state in his honor.

Hundreds gathered on Jefferson Street for a ceremonial march to Tennessee State University's campus.

The march started at 10:15 a.m. at the Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church. After the march, TSU held its convocation.

The law firm, Bone-McAllester-Norton, held its annual MLK Day breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Music City Center. The featured guest speaker was Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian. The KIPP Academy Choir will also perform.

"Hands on Nashville" held a day of service until noon. The non-profit has teamed up with Metro Parks to paint and clean up some of the local community centers in Nashville. More than 700 volunteers lent helping hands.

A job fair was held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by JUMP and the Urban League, it was held at Jefferson Street Baptist Church.

In Kentucky, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will waive fees at some day-use facilities on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

General admission to the Elk and Bison Prairie will be free, and Wranglers Campground will waive day-use riding fees.

The U.S. Forest Service, which manages Land Between The Lakes, is participating in the program as are the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management.

The Elk and Bison Prairie opened in 1996 on a 700-acre enclosure where bison and elk herds were introduced.

Wranglers Campground is the only place at LBL designed for horseback riders and wagons. It borders Lake Barkley and Fords Bay on the east and sits between Laura Furnace Creek and Lick Creek on the west.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)