Albany prepares for King Day celebration - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Albany prepares for King Day celebration

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Shoppers fire up for tax free holiday

    Shoppers fire up for tax free holiday

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:12 AM EDT2014-08-01 08:12:21 GMT
    Calculators, spirals, backpacks...just a few essentials for back-to-school shopping and with a bonus of a tax free holiday, shoppers will be scrambling to snag the best deals. More >>
    Calculators, spirals, backpacks...just a few essentials for back-to-school shopping and with a bonus of a tax free holiday, shoppers will be scrambling to snag the best deals. More >>
  • Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:25:30 GMT
    Lauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive DirectorLauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive Director
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
  • Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:19:35 GMT
    Valerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School PrincipalValerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School Principal
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>

January 6, 2006

Albany--  mSouth Georgia and the rest of the nation prepare to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On Monday, January 16th, the country will mark Dr, King's birthday.

The Albany Civic Center will again be the site of Albany's King Day Celebration, with this year's theme "The Celebration of Freedom". This year's celebration will highlight freedom fighters from our military, as well as freedom fighters from the civil rights movement.

The speaker will be John Perdue, the subject and star of the one-man play "The Harvard Guy."

"The first portion of the program we are going to focus on freedom fighters in our armed services, who take up arms to ensure our freedom, and in this case right now the freedoms of other countries. In the second portion we are going to celebrate our civil rights freedom fighters, they did not necessarily take up arms, but they were an intrical part of a war here in this country"said King Day co-chair Calandra Jefferson.  

The King Day Celebration begins at 5:30 January 16th, and tickets are still available at the Civic Center box office, Odyssey Records, and Helens Barber Shop.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=KingDay