This year, online and adapted in-person events will honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on Hilton Head Island with celebration, education and fellowship from January 14-19, 2021.
The annual program has been modified to keep participants safe during the coronavirus pandemic. January 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that commemorates the accomplishments of the civil rights leader and encourages Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
The Hilton Head MLK Committee for Justice chose “Good trouble”—a nod to late U.S. Rep. and civil rights activist John Lewis—as the theme of this year’s celebration. The committee’s mission is to strengthen the community by promoting King’s legacy.
Here’s a list of events to add to your calendar:
1. Local speakers will discuss preserving Gullah culture, heirs’ property, landmark civil rights legislation, S.C.’s proposed hate crimes bill and other topics. The pre-recorded talks will be posted to YouTube. Speakers include: