Jackie Robinson YMCA hosts 33rd Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

Members of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority march in the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade

The interfaith service at Congregation Beth Emeth was a remembrance of Dr. King which featured music, religious readings, some of his quotes and a reading from one of his sermons.

He would have turned 89 years old this year.

Shonda Rhimes, P. Diddy, Lupita Nyong'o, Lebron James, Missy Elliot, Lena Waithe and more are expected to kick things off by sharing how they've personally been inspired by Dr. King.

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"Youth Action Project is excited to host a community event that not only remembers and honors the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. but galvanizes a diverse group of people to give back and make a positive difference", the nonprofit said in a release.

Bailey says he tries to teach youth to stand for what they believe in, just like Martin Luther King, Jr. did. Thousands will gather at the Martin Luther King Jr. The almost 1.5 mile-long march will start near the park at LaSalle Street and Washington Avenue turn on S. Claiborne Avenue to Martin Luther King, Jr. The ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will start at 9 a.m. Boulevard between United States 183 and Chicon Streets including local churches, parks and community centers. Commemoration week is a week-long celebration honoring the life and legacy of King, held weekly at the university in January. The inaugural block party will start after the parade disbands.

Rickards Chapel AME Zion Church on Old N.C. 60 in Wilkesboro will have a special program during the 11 a.m. service Sunday honoring King. Then, the Peace Pie Social gets underway at 10:20 a.m. with speakers followed by entertainment, games, movies and fun. Rev. Enoch Fuzz of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church will deliver the sermon on "The Eyes of God". Immediately following the service, the celebration will continue at Reverend Peter S. Atkins Park, with an afternoon of food, games and fellowship.

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