2014: Expanding the Dream

2014 Martin Luther King Holiday Events announced

The 2014 Holiday Celebration in Oklahoma City — the city’s 31st — will take place on Monday, January 20. The Oklahoma City Martin Luther King Holiday Coalition is proud that this event has been and remains one that is inclusive of all races, creeds, nationalities and religions, and a great pride to our city.

The 2014 theme  is “Expanding The Dream”.

Our signature event, the parade, will begin at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, located at 127 N.W. 7th, Oklahoma City.

The traditional Silent March, which represents the true spirit of the modern Civil Rights Movement, begins at 9AM at the Freedom Center at NE 23rd and ends at the south steps of the State Capitol Building.

Then, the annual Bell Ringing Ceremony will take place at the Oklahoma Historical Society steps, across the street from the Capitol to the east.

The Annual King Holiday Program will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 127 NW 7th. The guest speaker has not yet been announced.

There will also be a Job Fair at The Henrietta B. Foster Center located at 614 N.E. 4th Street.

The Coalition is seeking volunteers to assist in the planning and execution of these events. This celebration could never happen without the support of the community and the group welcomes anyone to attend their meetings at 5:30 PM every Tuesday evening at the Lennie P. Tolliver Center, 2001 North Martin Luther King Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK.

There will be no on-site registrations for parade participation.

Please download and read our parade participant info sheet, and print and mail in your application form.  These documents are linked below. Deadline for returning applications is Jan. 10.

For more information, please contact William Jones at (405) 306-8440 or Garland Pruitt (405) 473-6152.

Parade Participant letter 2014 (PDF)

Parade Application Form 2014 (PDF)